Spanish complete Guadiana dredging

guadianaThe Junta de Andalucía has announced it has completed the dredging works at the mouth of the Guadiana.

The dredging work removed far more than originally envisaged planned with 63,000 cubic meters of sand shifted, instead of the 55,000 planned for.

Maria José Bejarano representing the Andalusian Government, the director of the Public Ports Agency of Andalucía, Alfonso Rodríguez Gómez, representatives of the CCDR-Algarve, Vila Real de Santo António big-wigs and the mayor of Ayamonte, António Rodriguez, met to celebrate the occasion which was completed on time and without incident.

The Spanish project management team said the additonal volume removed was necessary fully to open up the navigation channel which now is 1,250 meters long and 60 meters wide, with a draft of 3.5 meters.

Most of the extracted sand has been used to bulk up the beaches at Isla Canela in Ayamonte, following the guidelines of the General Directorate of Sustainability and the Sea Coast in Spain.

The work cost €856,000 as part of the "Guadiana, a Navigable River" project funded by the European Programme for Cross-Border Cooperation between Spain-Portugal.

Meanwhile, under Portuguese management, dredging work has yet to start in the Arade in Portimão to allow large cruise ships to dock, at the commercial docks in Faro to increase turnaround times and safety for commercial shipping and in the Ria Formosa lagoon which is decades late due to an inability of Polis Ria Formosa to carry out even the most basic of its prescribed tasks.

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-6 #1 Richy 2015-05-18 11:28
All these Brussels European sponsored mega projects will have 'independent adjudicators' to assess bids prior to awarding contracts then, in theory, monitoring costs along the way.

North and west of the Alps these will be independent. Chosen for their expertise and effectiveness and in not being connected to the bid winner.

South and East of the Alps 'independence' is measured differently. Decided more commonly nowadays, instead of a Texas biker type shootout - at large inter-clan gatherings when divvying up quotes for future projects.

For example someone showing 'independence' by navigating back from the bathroom and finding their dining seat unaided.

Remember both Cavaco and Passos C moaning at the quality of the judges on the Constitutional Court?

So more judges were sought. Us lowlifes only learning of the selection process from a low status clan applicant who had had to fill in application forms. Listing obviously guilty heavyweights that they had 'got off' etc.

But now going public as the short list was entirely made up of judges who had never applied. Just been phoned and told 'You are in, bro'.

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