2019 February 25 20:11

Interdepartmental working group to be established in Russia for improvement of dredging and HES regulations

The participants of the 2nd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress organized by PortNews Media Group suggest establishment of a working group for improvement of the dredging and HES regulations.

When speaking at the Congress, Andrey Lavrishchev, General Director of FSUE Rosmorport emphasized that the system of dredging and HES regulations has a number of problems hindering the construction and repair works in seaports and increasing the cost of those works.

Victor Chebotayev, Chief Engineer of FSUE Natsrybresurs, said in his turn that it would be necessary to create a single window system for dredging operations as well as a system of state environmental monitoring of bottom sediments and dumping areas. Organizations subordinate to the Ministry of Nature could be charged with this task. 

Sergey Koskin, Deputy Director, Department of State Policy for Regulation of Water Resources, RF Ministry of Nature, reminded that the Ministry has a working group on elimination of administrative barriers which welcomes such proposals.

Andrei Kozlov, Deputy Director,   Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Ministry of Transport also emphasized the necessity to improve legislation on construction of hydraulic engineering structures.