An MoU was signed yesterday
between Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) and National Highways
Authority of India (NHAI) for facilitating the supply of sand for highways
construction work. Concessionaires working on highways projects have been
facing a shortage of sand at many sites. The MoU aims to fill this gap by
facilitating the availability of sand for these concessionaires.
DCI intends to do dredging
operations at locations in South East Asia, generating large volumes of
sand. This dredging will be done for the purpose of obtaining sand. As per the
MoU, business intermediaries will ship and store this sand at various ports in
India and market it in India. NHAI will facilitate the process by displaying
the availability of sand at various stockyards at the ports.