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Dredging at Brazil’s Madeira River, located between the states of Amazonas and Rondônia, should resume this year, EBC, Brazil’s government news agency, said. The JEED-EPC consortium, a partnership involving JEED Engenharia and EPC Construções, will dredge the Madeira River, one of the big-gest tributaries of the Amazon, at a BRL 80 million ($23.6 million US) contract signed in November in Porto Velho, Brazil. Dredging should take about five years, effective in 2017. Commenting on the dredging project, a Brazilian minister noted works should begin as soon as “nature allows.” “Dredging at the Madeira [River] will be made. It will be navigable all the year long,” said Brazil’s transports minister, Maurício Quintella, while signing the deal with the JEED-EPC consortium.

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