DCI wins SMPA dredging contract

Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) has won a contract from Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Authority (SMPA) for maintenance dredging works in the Hooghly Estuary.

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According to DCI, the contract is for a duration of five years and pertains to the maintenance dredging in the Hooghly Estuary, primarily focusing on the shipping channel leading to Haldia Dock.

The maintenance dredging is crucial for ensuring the navigability of the shipping channel, thereby facilitating smooth and efficient maritime operations in the region.

The Hooghly Estuary is a vital waterway for maritime trade, and maintaining its depth is essential for the safe passage of vessels to and from the Haldia Dock.