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WODCON 16 Set for Kuala Lumpur

Plans for WODCON XVI, the sixteenth World Dredging Congress, are in place. To be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Shangri-la Hotel, April 2 through 5, the conference will include approximately 59 technical papers and more than 30 poster presentations on all aspects of dredging.

The emphasis of the technical presentations is on dredging in the Far East, where massive dredging works are underway, and planned for the near and distant future.

The technical visit will be to the Payah Indah Wetland Sanctuary, at Kuala Langat, an hour from Kuala Lumpur. The organizers chose this location in hopes of sparking discussion on wetland issues in the course of the conference. This wetland sanctuary in 1998 had recorded 142 species of birds, 40 species of fish, 35 species of other wildlife and 220 species of aquatic and terrestrial plants.

Reasonably-priced pre- and post-conference tours will give attendees an opportunity to see much of the surrounding countryside, and one-day and half-day tours are available throughout the conference for attendees and accompanying persons.

The conference is organized by ExpoAge International, who can be reached at: phone +60 3 627 55535; fax: +60 3 627 53231; email: expoage@mol.net.my

Generous discounts are available to conference attendees on Malaysian Airlines by giving the reference number G*Q6JRNL when booking. The airline will arrange connecting flights with participating airlines. The hosting organization is the Eastern Dredging Association (EADA), which, with the Central and Western Dredging Associations, forms the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA).

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