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IWTD Conference Program

The United National Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)



INLAND WATER TRANSPORT AND DREDGING



United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand



Conference: November 13 – 14, 2000



Exhibition: November 13 – 16, 2000



Co-sponsored by: Thailand Office of Maritime Promotion Commission; Harbor Department, Port Authority of Thailand; Japan Transport Cooperation Association



Supporting Organizations: CEDA - Central Dredging Association; EADA - Eastern Dredging Association; IADC - International Association of Dredging Companies; IAPH - The International Association of Ports & Harbors; PIANC - International Navigation Association



Contact: Cassie Mah, Marketing Manager, IBC Asia Limited; No 1 Grange Road, #08-02 Orchard Building, Singapore 239693; Phone: + 65-8355 102; fax : 65-733 5087 / 736 4312; Email : cassie.mah@ibcasia.com.sg



CONFERENCE PROGRAM:



November 13, 2000: Opening Ceremony



Welcoming Address, Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Executive Secretary



United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UN-ESCAP



Guest Address: Mr. T. Yamashita, President, Japan Transport Cooperation Association



Inaugural Address: H.E. Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban, Minister



Ministry of Transport and Communications, Royal Thai Government



SESSION 1 : Policies and Prospects Towards Sustainable Development of Inland Water Transport (IWT) and Dredging in the 21st Century



Chairman's Introductory Remarks: (Deputy) Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Royal Thai Government



Sustainable Development of Inland Water Transport in the 21st Century



Regional overview of IWT sector; Role of IWT in the Asian and Pacific region; Opportunities for IWT sector in new century; How to further develop IWT in new century? Barry Cable, Chief of Water Transport Section, Transport, Communications, Tourism and Infrastructure Development Division, UN-ESCAP



Dredging into the 21st Century - Challenges & Opportunities: Peter J. A. Hamburger, Secretary General, International Association of Dredging Companies



Government Support for Inland Water Transport, Three roles of government - catalyst, regulator & facilitator; how do these roles relate to the private sector; Attracting foreign investment and cooperation. Robin Carruthers, Principal Transport Economist, The World Bank



Government Policy Support for Inland Water Transport and Dredging in China. Ju Chengzhi, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Communications, China



SESSION 2 : Integration of Inland Water Transport (IWT) with Inter-modal Transport and Water Resources



Chairman's Introductory Remarks: Hasudungan Tampubolon, Director, Transport, Communications, Tourism and Infrastructure Development Division, UN-ESCAP



Integrating Intermodal Transport with IWT. Characteristics of European Intermodal Transport using inland waterways (volumes, facilities, equipment); Integration and interconnectivity; Organization and services; Role of the government; Potentials of inter-modal transport along the Yangtze River. H.F. de Leijer, Consul, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands



Logistic Centers Along the River Rhine: Representative: ABX Logistics



Upper Mekong Navigation Cooperation. Sub. Lt. Preecha Phetwong R.T.N., Director, Waterways Transport Inspection Division, Harbor Department, Thailand



SESSION 3 : Investment & Public-Private Partnerships



Chairman's Introductory Remarks: Senior Officer, International Lending Agency



Policies on Private Investment in Inland Water Transport and Dredging in Thailand. Mr. Fuang Panichgit, Director, Technical Division, Harbor Department, Thailand



What are the Winning Factors to Public-Private Cooperation? Brief introduction to Port of Nanjing - Largest river port in China with annual throughput of 52 million tons: The Port established the first port joint venture in China in 1987, and the Sino-US joint venture has already increased its capacity to 300,000 TEU. This successful operation of joint venture has attracted more investors; What are the secrets of this success? Sun Zhijian, Executive Director, Nanjing Port Authority, China



November 14, 2000



SESSION 4: Technological Advancement of Inland Water Transport (IWT)



Chairman's Introductory Remarks: (Deputy) Director-General, Harbor Department, Thailand



The Development of Commercial Cargo. The paper will review the development of cargo transportation on a number of inland waterway networks throughout the world. It will focus on the key economic and commercial factors that controlled their development. The paper will try to draw lessons from both successful and unsuccessful network developments on the Mekong, that could be applied in the development of cargo transportation. David Wignall, Director, BMT Asia Pacific, Singapore



Infrastructure Development in Inland Water Transport (IWT) Jacques Dezeure, Flanders Technical Representative for Environment and Infrastructure in Asia, Bangkok



SESSION 5: Dredging Innovation and Technology



Chairman's Introductory Remarks: Liu Huai Yuan, President, China Harbor Engineering Company (Group), China



Environmental Dredging Technologies in Close Cooperation with Local Partner Shipyards. An environmental-friendly hopper dredge technology - using transport water in a closed cycle and minimizing overflow losses. Optimized components for loading and unloading systems have to be provided. It is focused on LMG's good experience with local shipyards. Joachim Pflug, Graduate Engineer (Naval Architect), Captain Falk Ohlig, Far East Representative, Lûbecker Maschinenbau Gesellschaft mbH



Water Injection Dredging - Dredging With Nature. Water Injection Dredging - natural and revolutionary technique as the means to reduce the costs of maintenance dredging. Kees de Groot (MSc), Head Marketing and Public Relations, HAM, Dredging and Marine Contractors



Technological Advancement of Dredges



Representative: IHC Holland



SESSION 6: Country Profiles and Case Studies



Chairman's Introductory Remarks: (Deputy) Director-General, Port Authority of Thailand, Thailand



The Yangtze Estuary Deepwater Channel Regulation Project - A Mega Waterway Project in China. Liu Huai Yuan, President, China Harbor Engineering Company (Group), China



Shiplock of the Three Gorges Dam - Update on Design and Structure of the World's Largest Shiplock. Wu Peng, Vice President, Planning and Design Institute for Water Transport, China



Bangladesh - Gorai Dredging & Impact on the Economy in the Region. Abdur Rahim, Associate Professor, Dept of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology



Inland Water Projects Update in Vietnam. Latest inland water projects in Vietnam; How will these projects improve inland navigation and passage in Vietnam? How will inland water transport to adjacent countries be improved? Future inland water projects. Tran Van Tu, Deputy Director General, Project Management Unit-Waterways, Ministry of Transport, Government of Vietnam, and Alan Lloyd, Chief Engineer / Team Leader



Inland Waterways and Port Rehabilitation Project, Vietnam



Hong Kong - Penny's Bay Project - Preparing for a new Disney Theme Park. Reclamation works for the new Disney Theme Park in Penny's Bay, Hong Kong, has started. Similar to the Chek Lap Kok Airport Project, some of the world's largest trailing suction hopper dredges will be engaged to reclaim nearly 70 million cubic meters of sand from offshore depots. This presentation will give you an insight into this reclamation project. Hans Dieteren, Project Manager of Penny’s Bay Project, HAM, Dredging and Marine Consultants


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