India frames new rules for dredging work at state-owned ports
Govt directs 12 state-owned ports to finalize capital, maintenance dredging contracts on basis of open competitive bidding
The government has directed all its 12 state-owned ports to finalize capital and maintenance dredging contracts on the basis of open competitive bidding, according to the new guidelines framed by the shipping ministry. Capital dredging is for increasing the depth of navigational channels while maintenance dredging is to maintain depths. The guidelines give details of the pre-dredging and post-dredging surveys to be carried out by these ports to avert disputes and arbitration.