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THE 11TH NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION 2017

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Venue: Axari Hotel, Calabar/Obudu Mountain Resort.
Date: Monday-Friday, October 23-27, 2017.
Time: 9am - 3pm daily.

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IN THE NEWS...

Despite Fed Govt Contract Award, River Benue Dredging Not Viable – Report.

By Dr. Edmund Chilaka


The N34 billion contract reportedly awarded for the dredging of the River Benue may be a total waste after all, going by feasibility studies already submitted to the Federal Ministry of Transport (FMOT).
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, had told the Senate Committee on Marine Transport during the 2017 budget defense of his ministry in February that the River Benue dredging contract has been awarded pending mobilization for the contractor to deploy to site.
However, information available to DDH Magazine reveals that the feasibility report was submitted to Amaechi’s predecessor at FMOT, Senator Idris Umar, before the hand-over of power by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2015.
The study which was part of the 25-Year Water Transport Master Plan produced by Royal Haskoning on behalf of the Federal Government detailed the drawbacks of the project including the multiplicity of rock outcrops in the river that would frustrate any deepening and widening campaigns.
DDH sources, who craved anonymity because they did not want their names in print, were part of the study group which produced the report.
According to them, the Benue Farmers’ Association were consulted during the fact-finding, it was discovered that the total quantity of their export products, per se, did not justify the huge cost of capital and maintenance dredging campaigns on the river.
The Benue State Chamber of Commerce collated their farm production figures for yams, sorghum, groundnut, sesame seed and fruits and it was discovered that these did not offer significant promise of steady month-on-month traffic for sustained commercial haulage operations on the Benue river to the markets in the south-south, south-east and south-west parts of the country.
Even Benue Links, the state-owned mass transit company, which was approached with a proposal to buy ferries for daily intra and inter-state runs on the river, declined the offer for lack of finance.
Instead, the company suggested that the federal government should provide them loans to acquire modern boats and ferries if it wanted them to patronize the Benue River for ferry services.
Lastly, the major industrial outfit in the vicinity, the Benue Cement Company which was bought over by Dangote Cement, when asked if it could utilize the waterway for shipping its product down south to Oturkpo, Onitsha, Warri, Port Harcourt and the south-south locations, also explained that the cement plant in the area was programmed to supply products to Jos, Bauchi, Yola and Maiduguri axes of the national market.
To worsen matters, according to the source, the problem of the rock outcrops along the River Benue was humongous to contemplate as the two rock outcrops which reared up at the River Niger channel could not be blasted due to the billions of Naira required, how much more the countless rock outcrops which have been identified along the Benue.
Thus, the Royal Haskoning rightly advised the federal government against the project.
However, the contract for the project was awarded reportedly based on political considerations and influence-peddling by the contractors who were close to the powers-that-be and the powerful Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemepulo, alias Tompolo.
Since the award of the contract however, the lack of mobilization fees seemed to have discouraged the contractor from mobilizing to site.
Initial feelers from the Buhari Presidency indicated that the project was not favoured by the new government until the new announcement by the Amaechi that the project’s contract is on course.
DDH gathered from industry sources that with the news making the rounds that the dredging contract is being financed, other contractors such as Dredging International and Van Oord which were owed billions of Naira for work done in past dredging campaigns on the River Niger would likely sue the Federal Government to enforce payment of their proven debts.


 


               
 

   
             
 

Editorial

The Rising Profile of Regulatory Governance in the Transport Sector

Nigeria is going through the pains of a prolonged bad economy. However, many sectors and institutions are preparing for the next level in their functionality for the state. For example, the Nigerian Shippers Council which, since inception in 1978, has been intermediating the relationship between shipping lines, shippers, importers, exporters, the public sector and all other stakeholders in Nigerian maritime trade. Since the new millennium, the Council began pedagogical activities which have encompassed training and manpower development programmes for judges, maritime writers, freight forwarders and other practitioners in the sector. Read more

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b. NIWA public notice on Lagos State intervention in inland waterways regulation.

c. An Extract Of The Law To Provide For The Regulation Of Waterfront Infrastructure Development In Lagos State.

                       

 

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4TH NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT REPORTS:
At a Glance!

Dredging Today: http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2010/09/30/nigerian-dredging-summit-exhibition-report/

Maritime Journal: http://www.maritimejournal.com/features/marine-civils/ dredging/nigerian-dredging-summit-addresses-rapid-expansion

Dredging News Online: http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp ?v1=13651

Picture Slide Show of 4th Nigerian Dredging
Summit 2010

         
   
       
                               
                                 
   

DREDGERS FOR SALE

2 BRAND NEW ELLICOTT DREDGERS
18-inch X 18-inch
With accessories, parts and 1 kilometre of pipes each.

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Asking Price: $5.5m each or Naira Equiv.

Location for inspection: Lagos.

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DREDGER FOR SALE

PIONEER PREDATOR 3000 DREDGER

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HOPPER DREDGER FOR SALE

The "Auroroa" 740 Cubic Metres

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Location for inspection: Lagos

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DREDGERS FOR SALE

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20-inch X 18-inch & 18-inch X 18-inch

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20 x 18 inch: N400m or Near Offer.
18 x 18 inch: N350m or Near Offer

Location for inspection: Warri

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NEW LEADER DREDGER

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