Brunei Begins Channel Dredging Project

In preparation for the rainy season, which may cause flooding, the Brunei government through the Public Works Department under the Ministry of Development has deployed a specialized dredger machine in several major channels at the Menglait and Kedayan rivers in order to maximize floodwater capacity.

In preparation for the rainy season, which may cause flooding, the Brunei government through the Public Works Department under the Ministry of Development has deployed a specialized dredger machine in several major channels at the Menglait and Kedayan rivers in order to maximize floodwater capacity.

The IMS Dredger, the first of its kind to be used in Brunei, is part of the Public Works department's effort to alleviate flooding by using and applying new technologies. The new machine comes from a local company, Nur Tharwan Sdn Bhd, and is currently deployed for operations at the Menglait river near The Mall in Gadong, dredging out silts and rubbish from the river.

After finishing the project at the Menglait river, The IMS Dredger will also be deployed to another three dredging projects that are along the Kedayan river. All four projects will cost around $1 million (USD) and will take five to six months.

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