BIWTA Kicks Off Bhogai-Kangsha Dredging Scheme

Kangsha River dredging, Imahe source: Md Abu Sahid Hossain

The Bangladeshi State Minister for Shipping, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, inaugurated the 155-km-long  Bhogai-Kangsha river route dredging works in Netrokona yesterday, local media reports. 

“The government has decided to restore the country’s river routes through dredging works. We have a mega-plan to restore 10,000 km waterways in the country,” Minister Chowdhury said at the event.

Five companies, including Bashundhara Infrastructure Development Ltd, will conduct the dredging work. The dredging operations are scheduled to be completed by June 2021.

Lawmakers Waresat Hossain Belal and Manu Majumder, together with Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Chairman, Commodore Mahbub Ul Islam, were present during the inaugural ceremony.

The Government of Bangladesh has introduced a plan to restore 10,000 km of waterways across the country under capital dredging projects – a priority program of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

BIWTA is now implementing the first phase of this capital project, including restoration of 24 river routes through dredging.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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