Mayor and Director General of DGRM visited dredging at the Port of Tavira

Visit to the dredging work took place on the morning of Wednesday, November 28

The Tavira dam is being dredged, in the entrance channel and in the four waters of the port of Tavira, which led to the president of the Tavira City Council, Ana Paula Martins, and the director general of the Directorate-General for Resources Natural, Safety and Maritime Services (DGRM), José Carlos Simão, visiting the works this Wednesday morning, 27th October. 

The work resulting from the contract launched by DGRM, in the amount of half a million euros, "is proceeding at a good pace and should last through the month of November, with predominantly sandy and uncontaminated sediments being dredged (Class 1)", says the .

The removed sediments are deposited in a remote location in the coastal drift, as defined by the Environment, in order to contribute to the fight against coastal erosion.

The dredger “José Duarte”, belonging to the Portuguese company Dragus, which is 70,25 meters long and 11,4 meters wide, is involved in this work. The dredger was built in 2018 at the West Sea shipyards, in Viana do Castelo.

In this way, «it contributes to the increase of maritime safety, through the improvement of the conditions of entry and exit from the bar and navigation in the access channel to the port», concludes the DGRM.