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Image source: Jan De NulJan De Nul has just released the latest update on their underwater breakwater project in Benin, saying that the season’s goal was successfully completed.“Our vessel Pompei installed a total of 440,000 tonnes of rock in 132 days. Now getting ready for another 400,000 tonnes,” said Jan De Nul in its announcement.The stone installation works were kicked off in December 2018 in Avlékété.During the first phase, a submerged dike of 2 kilometers will be installed. Another two rock installation campaigns of 2 kilometers each will follow, one in Avlékété and another in Djégbadji.After the installation of the submerged dikes, Jan De Nul’s trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) will reclaim sand to restore the affected beaches.Works will be completed in 2021.BackgroundThe Beninese Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development recently kicked off the coastal protection works near the mentioned coastal villages – part of the town called Ouidah.At the beginning of 2018, the Ministry awarded Jan De Nul Group for its in-house developed design of a submerged dike installed off the coast to protect the coastline against the impact of the Atlantic Ocean.Jan De Nul’s design includes a submerged dike at about 150 meters off the coast. The dike has a wave damping effect, which means that the waves of the Atlantic Ocean are broken before they reach the coast.A wave-free climate develops between the submerged dike and the coast. This will significantly reduce the impact on the beaches, as a result of which the sand will move less and the erosion will decrease.
Photo by Ian Paul Cordero/PN For next year, the PRO-6 expects morefirearms, patrol cars and motorcycles from the national police headquarters asthe PNP steps up its capability enhancement program, said Malong. The motorcycles would be released toprovinces and municipalities that have police mobility issues. For new police recruits currentlyundergoing training in Bacolod City, Malong said, the national headquarterswould be procuring short and long firearms The motorcycles and machines wereworth over P3 million. After their six-month training, theywould be assigned to the Mobile Force Battalion with others posted in municipalmobile forces. ILOILO City – The Police RegionalOffice 6 (PRO-6) received 42 brand new motorcycles and five5.56-millimeter light machine guns from the Philippine National Police’s (PNP)national headquarters. “We need to strengthen our mobileforces. They are augmentation forces ready to bolster municipal policestations,” said Malong./PN The light machine guns, on the otherhand, would be for mobile police units and police stations in rebel-threatenedareas. “The high-powered firearms andmotorcycles should help us respond quickly to requests for police assistance,”according to PRO-6 spokesperson Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong duringthe turnover on Nov. 11 in Camp Delgado, the PRO-6 headquarters here. In August this year, around 400all-male police recruits took their oath as members of the PNP.
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“A few years ago he was up and coming and linked with some big clubs, but for whatever reasons things did not quite pan out,” Monk said. “He’s had quite a few changes of manager – sometimes your face fits and sometimes it doesn’t – and maybe managers so far have not drawn things out of him. “This could be the chance to show what he’s got and prove a point to himself and to us. “Technically and physically he’s a very good player and one I feel will suit us, but he’s going to have to come in and earn it. “He needs to get his head down and get up to speed in training, but I know he’s looking forward to trying to test himself in this league.” Monk had been keen to add firepower to his squad with Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony away in January and the start of February at the African Cup of Nations and possibly missing as many as six Swansea games. Bony’s absence would have left Bafetimbi Gomis as the only senior striker in the Swansea squad during that new year period but for the recruitment of Oliveira who, Monk confirmed, could sign on a more permanent basis next summer. Monk also again stressed that Gomis, whose start in the 1-0 win at Hull on Saturday was only his third since his summer move from Lyon, will not be leaving in the January transfer window amid reported interest from Crystal Palace and Newcastle. “When Bony goes, Bafe will be given the chance and it’s his shirt to lose,” Monk said. “Then it’s up to Nelson to earn his chance, not just for now but for the future too. “It’s a good chance for him to prove himself and who knows then what will happen in the future. “If things go well here it’s something we will look at, but I’m not looking that far ahead as right now it’s about him earning the right to be involved with this squad.” Eighth-placed Swansea welcome Aston Villa to the Liberty Stadium on Boxing Day for their only home fixture of the festive period, with Liverpool and QPR to follow. But Monk insists it will be business as usual with the players training on Christmas Day before returning home to their families. “It’s not too much of a problem but is nice to be at home,” Monk said. “We will train in the morning but they are used to that. It’s part of the job but the players are educated about nutrition and will stick to their diets. “They will enjoy it with their families, but they know they have a big game the next day. They are adults and you trust them to do the right things. “We have to approach it like a normal game even though it is this time of the year. It’s a very important game for us, we have stressed that to the players and they have to be ready.” Swansea manager Garry Monk believes Nelson Oliveira will suit the club’s style of play after handing the Portugal striker the chance to spark his career. Press Association The 14-times capped Oliveira played for Portugal at Euro 2012 but he has made only one appearance for Benfica this term and after loan spells at Deportivo La Coruna in Spain and French club Rennes in the last two years he will join Swansea on January 1 until the end of the season. Yet only two years ago the 23-year-old Oliveira was being linked with a £24million move to Manchester United while Chelsea and Manchester City both reportedly made repeated checks on a player who has represented his country at every age grade from Under-16s to senior level.