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.