Kindly Share This Story: By Godwin Oritse THE Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA and the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, have set up committee to formulate modalities for the regulation of barge operations in the country. The setting up of the committee is as a result of the irregularities in barge operations ranging from the specifications, the loading, insurance policies, night operations among many other things. Speaking with Vanguard Maritime Report on this, Executive Secretary of NSC, Hassan Bello, said the absence of regulation is dangerous to all parties involved in case of an accident. READ ALSO killers of Suswam’s elder brother will be arrested, brought to justice — Gov Ortom Bello explained that the three government agencies are putting finishing touches to the process leading to the regulation of barge operations in the country. According to him, “Transporting cargo by barges is a … [Read more...] about NSC, NPA, NIWA set up committee to regulate barge operations
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Kindly Share This Story: * Says Wike has earned mandate for 2023 national assignment By Egufe Yafugborhi FORMER Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso on Tuesday underscored that governors, past and present, accord much respect to Governor Nyesom Wike for exceptional achievements in governance of Rivers state and rare boldness to speak truth to power. Kwankwanso, while commissioning Rivers State Government’s completed Rumuogba 1 and 2 Flyovers in Port Harcourt, on the invitation of Wike, also rated his host as having earned Nigerians’ mandate to “proceed for national assignment” after his governorship era. The former Defense Minister told Wike, “Governors today in this country, and those of us who have been Governors, especially from Northern part of this country, have a lot of respect for you. We love you and of course, we have several reasons for that. [ALSO READ] NSC, NPA, NIWA set up committee to regulate barge operations … [Read more...] about Why past, present Govs respect Wike — Kwankwanso
David White stuff.co.nz Further water restrictions were imposed as Auckland dams fell to critical levels in May 2020. "You feel like you are staring into the frightening future - you've seen all the movies about viruses and zombies running out of buildings." Sir Bob Harvey should know as a former chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, but the screenplay he is talking about is not Covid-19, but Auckland's drought-induced water shortage . "This is not a movie, this is the same thing with water, the same terrifying future," said Harvey whose first term as the mayor of Waitakere City was shaped by Auckland's previous water crisis of 1993-94. Then the city's water storage dams, the only available source of bulk water, fell to just 32 per cent, sparking a massive conservation effort and ending the city's complacency about its supply. READ MORE: Auckland drought: Little sign of relief for declining water supply New ideas needed to supply winter crops as … [Read more...] about Has Auckland outgrown its water supply?
David White stuff.co.nz Further water restrictions were imposed as Auckland dams fell to critical levels in May 2020. Aucklanders will be allowed to use hoses outdoors with the easing of restrictions imposed due to 2020’s unprecedented drought. Auckland councillors have approved allowing hoses to be used from December 14, only if fitted with hand-held trigger nozzles, and with a close eye being kept on summer weather. The council company Watercare said most of the water supply factors were now positive , with Aucklanders exceeding savings targets, new supply coming on-stream, and forecasts for more normal rainfall. The region’s supply dams are 72.2 per cent full, ahead of a target of 67.4 per cent in the drought management plan, but below the norm of 91 per cent for this time of year. READ MORE: Auckland drought: Household water restrictions to remain over summer Auckland drought: Cost of short term water supply boost rises to $224 million Auckland … [Read more...] about Auckland drought: Household hose ban eased for summer
A dried-up district in Waikato is moving to a level three water restriction, and unless steady rainfall tops up the local catchment an increase to level four could be just weeks away. The Matamata-Piako District move to level three on Thursday, March 4, meaning a district-wide sprinkler ban will be in force for all water users – Te Aroha, Matamata, Morrinsville, Te Poi, Tahuna, Waharoa and Hinuera. Without significant rain to replenish water supplies, Matamata-Piako District Council’s water and wastewater manager Karl Pavlovich said council needs everyone to conserve as much water as possible, so the district can get through the coming months. The long range forecast from NIWA indicates long periods of dry, warm weather continuing through April, with only periodic rainfall. READ MORE: 'Patchy rain' moves Coromandel township into total water ban Matamata-Piako moves to water restrictions level two Water restrictions in place a month early after worst drought in … [Read more...] about Matamata-Piako moves into water restriction level three