USPA's new branch to engage in dredging in ports and on inland waterways

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ex-chairman of the Ukrainian River Ports Administration Serhiy Bomchuk has been appointed as the head of the organization.
13:46, 20 February 2018

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Established as a separate unit under the command of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration (USPA), a new branch – “Dredging fleet” – has begun its operations, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

According to the administration’s press service, Serhiy Bomchak has been appointed as the head of the division. Bomchak was previously in charge of the Ukrainian River Ports Administration.

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The main goal of the company’s operations is the centralized navigation support in the waters of seaports and inland waterways categorized as navigable. Particularly, this concerns the securitization of guaranteed dimensions, the provision of dredging works and the maintenance of waterway safety.

“The establishment of a dredging service is one of the priority tasks for the USPA in 2018. This year, dredging will be carried out in the waters of all ports from Mariupol to Reni, on a total area of 11 million cubic meters. Over $47.6 million have been allocated for these purposes, which represents a third of total capital investment”, - the head of the USPA Raivis Veckagans pointed out.

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According to Veckagans, in order for the dredging projects to be successfully completed, the newly established division will be given the necessary functionality, as well as a dredging fleet. Apart from dredging in seaports, the division will perform similar works on inland waterways too.

“Right now the branch is preparing a plan of the primary dredging works to be done. In particular, relevant parts of navigable inland waterways will be determined. After that, our proposals will be sent to the Ministry of Infrastructure. First of all, we are going to look at the possibility of dredging works in the Dnipro river”, - the head of the Dredging fleet division Serhiy Bomchak pointed out.

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The “Dredging fleet” division of the USPA was founded in accordance with a resolution of the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine, registered in the Registry of legal entities and in the Office of large taxpayers of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

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