Channel dredging works underway at Payra Port, Bangladesh

Photo: Jan De Nul

The Jan De Nul Group has begun capital dredging works in the access channel of the Port of Payra in southern Bangladesh.

The capital dredging constitutes the second phase of an ongoing campaign of improvement projects at the port. The first phase involved maintenance dredging.

Jan De Nul said the access channel will open the port for large seagoing container vessels, rendering the port fully accessible and operational for worldwide trade. As part of the works, multiple kilometres of retaining dykes were constructed to create a reclamation basin that will be filled with sediments dredged along the future berths and inner channel.

The channel dredging works are scheduled to be completed by June 2023.

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