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The development and use of inland waterway system for eco-transportation

Abd. Kader , Ab. Saman and Ahmad, Mohd. Zamani (2006) The development and use of inland waterway system for eco-transportation. In: Advances In Marine Technology 2006. Penerbit UTM, Johor , pp. 151-170. ISBN 978-983-52-0546-0

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The growing concern towards the present status of rivers have prompted many authorities around the globe to seek a comprehensive and lasting solution towards reviving the state of these river networks. One of the most highly recommended solutions is to upgrade or improve this river system into a more meaningful use in the form of transportation system. The development of rivers can be fully utilised for certain economic benefits while control and monitoring of river conditions can be easily implemented. Inland water transport (IWT) via rivers and canals have ben long thriving for a number of reasons. Being one of the oldest mode of transport system compared to road and rail, IWT exists in a number of countries, developing and developed alike. Although it is slow in speed and less flexible compared to road transport in particular, the relatively safer and environmentally better of the IWT is very attractive to be ignored.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:25737
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:05 Jun 2012 04:19
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