Kerala State, Dredging Corporation of India Join Forces

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The Kerala State government is set to enter into an agreement with the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) to ensure the timely completion of dredging works in all harbors in Kerala, the Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma announced last week.

“The delayed dredging had been causing huge trouble for the local fishers. Even after awarding such works, they were in a situation to wait long for its completion and ensure the safety of their fishing boats,” said Minister Amma.

On the various hurdles now being faced by the government for the timely completion of various harbor development projects, the Minister said that it was the lack of financial support from the Central Government that played spoilsport, reports The Hindu.

The proposed dredging agreement by the government would ensure a trouble-free service of the DCI for at least five years.

“The discussions for the same are now in the final phase,” Amma concluded.

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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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