With an investment of $ 25,978,000, completed the work of maintenance dredging of the access channel to the port of Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca), with which the base section was extended 200 meters and the depth was increased to 13.5 meters approximately along the entire channel is 15 kilometers long, said hsbnoticias.com.
Carlos Garcia Montes Director of the National Roads Institute (Invías), “the removal of 2,239,957 cubic meters of material, of which 4,250 meters, corresponding to hard and rocky material, which involved special tasks for the cut was made of the material. ”
He also said that “with this investment in the port of Buenaventura, we managed to maintain its status channel design 13.5 meters and thus ensure navigability and permanent operation without ships have to wait tide changes or vary its capacity load, to enter the port. ”
On the other hand, also completed the dredging of the access channel to the port of Tumaco (Nariño), where resources of $ 6,598 million was invested to maintain the channel depth at 7.3 meters, 400,000 cubic meters of silt were removed to facilitate navigation of vessels and permanent operation, further improving the port’s competitiveness, especially having to do with the export of products such as palm oil and hydrocarbons.
According to the site hsbnoticias.com, Invías also carried out maintenance dredging of the mouth of the Atrato River in the Gulf of Urabá, with investments of more than $ 22,000 million.
With this, according to the entity, the recovery of the waterway was achieved in Coquito, The Broken and Matatungo mouths, where more than 938,000 cubic meters of silt were removed to facilitate navigability and strengthen the safety of small boats.
Source: hsbnoticias.com “Dredging increase competitiveness of ports in the Pacific