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  • 13 June 2012

    The Vanguard reports that the Cross River State Government has lamented because the Federal Government had implemented less than five percent of federal projects in the budget that are sited in the state since 2008. Dr. Peter Oti, a Special Adviser to Governor Liyel Imoke on Budget, Monitoring and Evaluation, noted that from 2008, rehabilitation […]

  • 13 June 2012

    The Prime Minister has assured the public that the government will not allow the repeat of last year’s flood crisis in 2012. During the 4-day official trip to inspect state-initiated flood prevention projects, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that the water resource management policy in 2012 will focus on achieving a balance between water retention […]

  • 12 June 2012

    The Wuhan government has approved an ambitious $47.1 billion blueprint to develop Wuhan into a major shipping centre within the next five years, according to seatrade-asia.com. This ambitious plan includes major dredging projects to accommodate 5,000 dwt ships to sail upstream of Wuhan Yangtze Bridge and 10,000 dwt ships to sail downstream. David Lammie, the […]

  • 7 June 2012

    The Jakarta Provincial Government keeps trying to solve flood problems, according to the Berita Jakarta. East Flood Canal (KBT) has reduced flood potency in eastern and northern Jakarta for about 30 percent. The flood succeeded to be reduced, because KBT optimization could cut through and hold 5 rivers, namely Cipinang, Sunter, Buaran, Jati Kramat and […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Turbidity data released today by Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) show that GPC has breached its Environmental Authority again by exceeding the turbidity limit for five days running, and government must now intervene to protect the Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. “This is symptomatic of everything that’s wrong with our management of […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Following the release of the United Nations’ World Heritage Council report into the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell has reinforced the Newman Government’s commitment to protecting the world’s largest living organism. “The Great Barrier Reef is an important part of Queensland’s extraordinary natural heritage and the LNP Government will […]

  • 1 June 2012

    A team led by Mr Pankaj Jain, Special Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, government of India, visited the facilities of Jawaharlal Nehru Port. This delegation held a meeting with the Chairman, Mr L. Radhakrishnan, and other senior officers. According to eximin.net, the Chairman apprised Mr Jain about the status of various developmental projects […]

  • 23 May 2012

    The Abiola Ajimobi administration has begun work on 43 rivers and streams in the 33 local government areas in Oyo State, according to The Nation. Alhaji Wasiu Dauda, the Commissioner for Environment and Habitat, said: “The present administration has deemed it fit to expand the streams as they can no longer contain the volume of […]

  • 23 May 2012

    Jakarta Provincial Government plans to normalize the Kresek River by dredging up the mud and building sluice gate and pumps to minimize inundations, especially when heavy rain pours. Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo said Kresek River is one of many rivers that will be normalized in rivers and riverbanks normalization program which currently in tender process, […]

  • 21 May 2012

    The Central Government is committed to taking all possible measures to ensure that the river Ganga maintains continuous and unpolluted flow. For securing these objectives, a series of steps have been taken by the Government. The process of declaring the stretch from Gaumukh to Uttar Kashi on the river Bhagirathi as an eco-sensitive zone has […]

  • 17 May 2012

    The Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question that the as per Indian Ports Act, 1908, the development of Minor/Non-Major Ports vest with respective State Governments. As regards Major Ports, they are under the control of Government of India. In the 12th Five […]

  • 14 May 2012

    During 11th Five Year Plan period for development of Port Infrastructure at Major Ports, an investment of around Rs. 5566 crores have been made and a capacity addition of 185.08 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum has been achieved. The traffic handled has increased by 96.37 million tonnes i.e. from 463.78 million tonnes to 560.15 million […]

  • 11 May 2012

    Ricardo Menéndez, the Venezuela’s industry minister, has inked a contract with China Railway Engineering Group (CREG) to begin works to increase the capacity at state iron ore producer Ferrominera Orinoco’s (FMO) Palúa port. “The agreement is for US$112mn to begin the basic engineering works for the design of the expansion of the port’s loading area,” […]

  • 10 May 2012

    The Central Government has taken various steps to increase Inland Water Transport (IWT) including development of National Waterways and providing the required inland water transport infrastructure. Further, for development of waterways of North Eastern Region, there is a central sector plan scheme under which 100% grant is provided by the Ministry of Shipping to the […]

  • 9 May 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assured that the government can handle the water situation this year, adding that people will be able to see a clearer picture of the water management plans in all areas by the end of this month. After several areas in Thailand have experienced rain over the week, many people are […]

  • 9 May 2012

    The Flemish government has opened up the possibility for the port of Antwerp to expand further in the coming decades. For this purpose a land use plan has been drawn up, offering a clear framework for companies, potential investors and local residents. The port will be able to develop more than 1,000 additional hectares for […]

  • 7 May 2012

    The Government is taking steps to develop inland water transport (IWT) mode by declaring potential waterways as National Waterways (NWs) and developing IWT infrastructure thereon. In this process five waterways totaling about 4382 km. have been declared as NWs. Commercially viable stretches such as Kakinada-Puducherry canals, Bhadrachalam-Rajahmundry, Rajahmundry-Eluru on National Waterway 4 have been considered […]

  • 4 May 2012

    Less than three weeks after Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell conceded that Gladstone harbour was a mess, he has given Gladstone Ports Corporation a free pass to increase the turbidity churned up in the water by their mass dredging operations. “The ongoing environmental crisis in Gladstone harbour is a disaster for the Gladstone community, an […]

  • 3 May 2012

    The Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan has informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question that the Cargo Traffic handled at Major and Minor ports over the last three years has been increased. The details are as follows: He further stated that the Government is taking the following steps […]

  • 1 May 2012

    The state Commissioner for the Environment and Habitat, Mr. Wasiu Dauda, said that the Oyo State government will complete the dredging of 43 streams within Ibadan and other cities in the next two weeks. He said the dredging of the streams would cost the government over N300 million. “The introduction of the weekly Thursday environmental […]

  • 20 April 2012

    The UK Government has decided to extend the current one year transition period for low risk maintenance dredging activities for a further two years in respect of English waters. Under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2012, which comes into force on 6 April 2012, the transitional period has been extended […]

  • 13 April 2012

    The presidential decree allowing the Kalibaru port project to commence has been issued by the government of Indonesia. The US$19-billion project will be executed by the port operator Pelindo II. After the government limited the bidding process and excluded the private developers, the state-owned port operator was given the project. Works on the port will […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Dredging project of the Navua River will cost the Government $4 million. Another $60 million is expected to be spent on dredging works on rivers around the country. Following this, China Railway First Group (CRFG) Fiji Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Mason Smith, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Primary Industry. […]

  • 11 April 2012

    The new LNP Government allowed the Gladstone Ports Corporation to dredge above its licence conditions over the Easter long weekend. “Then Shadow Environment Minister Andrew Powell made promises during the election campaign that they would take action on the harbour’s many problems but have allowed it to exceed its dredging limit over the Easter weekend,” […]

  • 21 March 2012

      As The Daily Star reports, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon the owners of launches and ships, port and ghat authorities and the passengers to remain vigilant about excess passengers on board as a means to avert accidents. The Prime Minister also presented various government steps for maintaining the navigability of river […]

  • 20 March 2012

    The Bilbao Port Authority will form part of the extensive business delegation set to accompany the Basque Government on its trade mission to India, the world’s fourth-largest economy and second most-populated nation, with close to 1.2 billion people. The delegation, headed by Basque president Patxi López, will visit Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi and Bangalore from […]