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  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The federal Environment Minister is deciding whether dredge spoil can be dumped on or near wetlands on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline without an environmental impact statement, announced the Australian Greens. “It’s disgraceful that Minister Hunt is deciding whether millions of tonnes of dredge spoil can be dumped on or near the Caley Valley wetlands, […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment has issued orders for the creation of regulations for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to put an end to the dumping of capital dredge material in the Marine Park once and for all. This fulfills the historic pledge made in November 2014 at the World Parks […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal in north Queensland is a step closer, with the latest dredging plans sent to the Federal Government for approval, ABC News announced. Dredge spoil from the project will be dumped on unused land at the port, instead of in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park or on […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, and Minister of Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, conducted a ground breaking ceremony for the Cochin Shipyard’s third drydock yesterday.  The new dock, set to have a length of 310 meters, will be a stepped dock with a width of 75 meters at the wider part, and 60 meters at the […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant officially opened the West Rhyl Coastal Defense Scheme yesterday. The total cost of the coastal works is just over £15 million, with over £10 million coming from Welsh Government, £4.7 million from European Regional Development Fund and £520,000 from Denbighshire County Council. “This is an important scheme in coastal risk […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, recently announced that the construction work on Smith’s Point Seawall in Grand Bahama is now back on track. The minister told the Smith’s Point community during the last week’s meeting that there were initial delays in getting the project started because of essential information gathering that was […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Toowoomba’s CBD will be better protected during the upcoming wet season thanks to the $5 million upgrade to West Creek channel. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, inspected the completed works as part of a visit to Toowoomba today. “No one wants to see a repeat of […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament for Saint John, on behalf of the Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced yesterday an investment to improve safety and working conditions for fishermen at Five Fathom Hole harbor in New Brunswick.  The project involves the installation of new floating wharves which will provide additional berthing capacity for harbor […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council met in Brisbane today to consider a range of basin management and water reform matters and to be updated on the progress of Basin Plan implementation. The ministers were briefed on the draft findings of the review into the cost efficiency of River Murray Operations. The review examined the costs […]

  • 3 May 2012

    According to the Vanguard, the Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved contracts worth N8.3 billion for the construction of Inland River Ports and also dredging of rivers as part of efforts to resuscitate the Inland waterways transport system. The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, stated this while briefing State House Correspondents on the outcome […]

  • 28 February 2013

    Kuwait’s Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of State for Planning and Development Rola Dashti invited Thursday Chinese investors to have a share in the development projects in Kuwait. “Kuwait is looking forward to bigger contribution from China state-owned and private companies in the execution of its ambitious multi-billion dollar development plan,” Dashti […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    By 2030 all main Polish rivers will be used for inland navigation, announced the Deputy Minister Anna Moskwa of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways during recent ‘Transport Connects, Water Unites’ seminar in Warsaw. The seminar was organised on October 11th on the occasion of a Dutch water and maritime trade mission to Poland. According to […]

  • 11 April 2010

    Fisheries and Information Technology Minister Anand Vasanth Asnotikar said that the State Government has decided to take up the proposal of the third phase of expansion of Malpe fisheries port at an estimated cost of Rs 53 crore… [mappress] Source:bellevision,April 11,2010;

  • 4 April 2010

    Dhaka–Water resource minister Ramesh Chandra Sen announced on Sunday an initiative to help solve Dhaka metropolitan’s prevailing water crisis by bringing water from the Jamuna River to the Buriganga River… [mappress] Source:bdnews24,April 4,2010;

  • 28 March 2010

    The first phase of the Hambantota harbour construction will be completed by August this year and it will be followed by the process of filling the harbour with sea water and the construction will cost US $360 million, the Minister of Ports and Aviation Chamal Rajapaksa said. [mappress] Source:newslk,March 28,2010;

  • 25 August 2009

    Why did the decision making process over the dredging of the Westerschelde go so terribly wrong that it has now soured relations between the Netherlands and Belgium? The Dutch parliament would like to know too and has summoned prime minister Balkenende to explain his role… More: NRC

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea and Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq opened the first small craft harbour in Nunavut in a ceremony on Baffin Island. “The new harbour in Pangnirtung will benefit the community immensely by supporting local fishers and providing a more efficient and safe marine supply option,” said the Honourable […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Netherlands has a new hydraulic research facility. Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, and Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs, opened the new Deltares Delta Flume in Delft yesterday. This facility will be the location for full-scale studies of the effects of extreme waves on dikes, dunes or breakwaters. The Delta Flume is […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A lifeline has been thrown to the Gulf community with Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter confirming a $1.7 million dredging package for the Port of Karumba. The State Government funds come after constant lobbying from the local member calling for the Minister to step in and commit to the upkeep of this essential piece of […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Dredging program is currently underway at the mouth of the Qawa River in Labasa, the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) reports.  The works involve the removal of sediments from the river floor in order to deepen and widen the waterway. Minister for Waterways, Dr. Mahendra Reddy, said that the silt deposits that come down the water ways accumulate […]

  • 15 November 2013

    The Chinese Capital Beijing hosted the signing ceremony of the expansion and deepening of Aden Container Terminal between Yemen Gulf of Aden Ports Corporation and China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. within the framework of the President visit Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi , President of the Republic to the People’s Republic of China. The project is being […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Prime Minister David Cameron has chaired the first Cabinet Committee meeting on Flooding. The new Committee was set up by the Prime Minister earlier this week to coordinate strategic long-term plans on flood recovery and flood resilience, following the severe weather. Following the meeting, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We are doing everything we can […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island, was in West Point Harbour yesterday to announce a Government of Canada investment of $9.5 million to support improvement projects at small craft harbours in Prince Edward Island. At West Point harbour, the major projects being undertaken are reconstruction […]

  • 12 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Egyptian Minister of Transport, Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, announced the completion of a new multi-purpose terminal in Damietta Port today. The multi-purpose terminal, established under the supervision of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority (AFEA), includes  a 630m long, 17m deep berth and is equipped with a backyard area of 50,000m² with anticipated capacity of about […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Bangladeshi Executive Committee of the National Economic (ECNEC) has approved a project to procure some 35 dredgers, costing around $526 million, to keep up navigability in 100 major rivers across the country, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) reports.  The approval came from the 11th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC conference […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a Federal Court decision to overturn Federal Government approval for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, which was to ship coal out through the Great Barrier Reef at Abbot Point. Cherry Muddle, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaigner, said that Environment Minister Greg Hunt now has a chance to reverse […]