Sod Cutting for Axim Mini Harbor

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The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, cut the sod yesterday for the construction of a mini-harbor and fish landing site in Axim, in the Western Region.

The project is set to be executed by China Harbor and Engineering Company (CHEC) over a 30-month period and will involve the construction of breakwater, a quay wall, dredging and ancillary facilities.

According to the President Akufo-Addo, the construction of the project, which started in 2007 and was abandoned after the 2008 elections when the New Patriotic Party government of President John Agyekum Kufuor exited office, is a commitment of his government towards the growth and development of the fishing industry.

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, who was also present at the event, said that “the completion of the landing site will help increase the productivity of fishers by providing safe place for berthing of canoes and fish handling. It will ensure safety of fishing gears and properties, improve hygienic handling of fish and fishery products to meet international standards for export.”  

During the ceremony, the President Akufo-Addo also noted that the sod-cutting ceremony is a symbolic one, marking the simultaneous start of the construction of other landing sites in Senya Beraku, Dixcove, Elmina, Moree, Mumford, Winneba, Gomoa Fetteh, Teshie and Keta.

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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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