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  • 21 March 2013

    The Government launched the Stage 2 Public Engagement on Enhancing Land Supply Strategy today to seek views on reclamation sites, building artificial islands in the central waters and three schemes for rock cavern development. The public engagement exercise will last for three months. Members of the public are welcome to express their opinions. Speaking at […]

  • 20 March 2013

    As a way of guarding against a recurrence of flooding in Kwara State and its environs, the state government has called on Federal Government to take urgent steps towards dredging River Niger. The Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, Barr. Kayode Towoju, who made the call during an interview with Royal Times correspondent, said the dredging […]

  • 18 March 2013

    The stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), commonly used against the gangsters and terrorists, would be invoked against those involved in illegal sand-mining, government said today. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat stated in the Legislative Council here that “government is concerned over illegal sand dredging and a stringent law such as MCOCA will […]

  • 13 March 2013

    The Department for Communities and Local Government Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, visited London Gateway this week to see how building work is progressing at the super-port. During his visit, Mr Lewis was able to see for himself the scale of the UK’s new container port and logistics park and watch the 138m-high quay cranes, which […]

  • 12 March 2013

    The Lagos State Government on Monday said it had licenced 25 companies to dredge creeks within the state. Mr Adesegun Oniru, the Commissioner for Waterfront and Infrastructural Development announced this in an interactive session with newsmen in Ikeja. Oniru, who spoke against the backdrop of illegal dredging within the state, said that over 120 companies […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has called on state and federal governments to stop quarrelling over the duelling scientific reviews of the impact of Gladstone Harbour and recognise what’s at stake. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that if the Queensland and Australian Governments needed to stop quibbling and recognise that […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today’s State Party Report on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area shows the Australian Government has failed to meet key UNESCO recommendations to keep the Reef off the World Heritage in Danger list, prompting the Australian Greens to announce they will move amendments to federal environmental laws to enforce the recommendations and protect the […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society say governments have failed to address key concerns raised by the World Heritage Committee, as UNESCO’s deadline runs out today. As part of their joint campaign Fight for the Reef the two organisations have released a scorecard assessing each government’s response to UNESCO’s fears about industrialisation, including port […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government’s report to UNESCO on the health of the Great Barrier Reef is due tomorrow, and with little action taken, the risk of the Great Barrier Reef being put on the World Heritage In Danger list is real. “The Australian and Queensland governments have continued to treat the Reef like a coal and […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The State Government has tripled funding available for local coastal protection grants in the next two financial years following a major overhaul of the increasingly sought after funding. Calling for submissions for the newly named Coastal Adaptation and Protection (CAP) Grants, Transport Minister Troy Buswell said local coastal managers could apply for $5million in the […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced on Tuesday that P8.1 billion in funds have already been made available for flood-control and irrigation projects earlier approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board. The funds will be charged against overall savings generated by the national government from FYs 2011 and 2012. Of […]

  • 8 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister, announced that funding is available for clean-up projects through the Lake Simcoe/South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund. The five-year $29 million fund aims torestore the ecological health of Lake Simcoe and South-eastern Georgian Bay and […]

  • 4 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Government is seeking registrations of interest to participate in the first stage of potential development of new export coal terminal capacity at the Port of Abbot Point. Acting Premier Jeff Seeney said the Newman Government was committed to improving the coordination of infrastructure development in Queensland. “The export coal sector is a critical […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, yesterday confirmed the Government of Canada’s funding to clean up contaminated sediment at Randle Reef in Hamilton Harbour. Environment Canada will lead the Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project in partnership with the Province of Ontario, the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Port Authority, U. S. Steel […]

  • 14 December 2012

    The Government is pressing ahead with its plans to create Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) to protect the UK’s rich marine environment, Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced. A consultation outlining the proposals for the first set of sites has been launched yesterday, and will give coastal communities and those with an interest in the marine […]

  • 12 December 2012

    The terms of reference on the environmental impact statement for the Gladstone Harbour dredging program have been finalized by the State Government, reports abc.net.au. The Gladstone Ports Corporation’s plan includes the construction of a nine kilometer long shipping lane that should be deep about 16.1 metres. Regarding this issue, the State Development Minister Jeff Seeney […]

  • 10 December 2012

    The Bangladesh government has announced the plan that will ensure smooth navigability on the important river routes in the country. This capital development plan includes the massive dredging program on 53 rivers which will cost about Tk 18.74 billion, according to thefinancialexpress-bd.com. As soon as the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) receives the nod […]

  • 7 December 2012

    The Government is seeking qualified, experienced sources capable of performing construction services consisting of dredging and disposal of an estimated 1,200,000 cubic yards per year of sediment material from the federal navigation channels on the Ohio River (RM 0 – 981.0) and the pooled areas of tributaries; and the Upper Mississippi River RM 0.0 – […]

  • 6 December 2012

    Regarding the seagrass accumulation and beach erosion problems at the Port Geographe in Busselton, more than $28 million in funding has been announced by the State Government to address these issues. The plan includes modifying the shape and length of the western breakwater. This should eliminate trapping of the sediment and seagrass at the mentioned […]

  • 3 December 2012

    The Government has approved Kolkata Port Trust’s Rs 1,700-crore expansion program, according to Exim News Service. This capital development plan includes the construction of Haldia Dock-2 (North and South) with four jetties which should have the capacity to handle 11.7 million tonnes of cargo per annum. “We will shortly float the request for proposal (RFP) […]

  • 30 November 2012

    The Russian government drops plans to implement the “Murmansk Transportation Node” project through the creation of a management company, under the Murmansk Transportation Node name, reports portnews. The project, which is funded through the federal budget, is underway. Initially, the Murmansk transportation node was projected to handle the commodities such as coal, crude oil, petroleum […]

  • 19 November 2012

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved N37 billion for Gurara water irrigation scheme completion, reports allafrica. The Gurara Water Project is an ongoing multipurpose Dam Water Project for water supply, hydropower, irrigation and other ancillary uses. The project is being fully developed by the Federal Government of Nigeria. It presently comprises a system of […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Significant structural changes will be made to the groynes at Port Geographe as the State Government implements the recommendations of a three-year study and detailed computer modelling investigating excessive seagrass accumulation and erosion at the Busselton site. Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the $28.15million project would modify the shape and length of the western breakwater; […]

  • 7 November 2012

    The Jamaican Government has commended China Harbour Engineering Company Limited for the sea defence work it is undertaking along the Palisadoes shoreline leading towards Norman Manley international Airport. “The government is satisfied with the quality of work which is being done by the contractors, China Harbour. I visited the project before and after the hurricane […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Gillard Government has announced yesterday that irrigation communities in the Riverland will benefit from additional water projects and industry support. Minister for Water, Tony Burke, said the additional support reflects the economic and environmental challenges facing the irrigation industry and communities along the South Australian River Murray. “South Australian farmers are some of the most […]

  • 23 October 2012

    Dredging Corp. of India Ltd, Ennore Port Ltd and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, have been granted approval to sell tax-free bonds worth a combined Rs.3,500 crore this fiscal year, reports livemint.com. Jawaharlal Nehru Port has been allowed to raise Rs.2,000 crore, Ennore Port Rs.1,000 crore and DCI has been allowed to raise Rs.500 crore. According […]