Report: Locks needed for shipping on Danube
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Three sets of locks would be needed to ensure that vessels can travel on the river Danube in Hungary during the year, according to Koppány Ajtony Bíró, general secretary of the Association Of Hungarian Logistics Service Centers (MLSZKSZ), as reported by Hungarian news agency MTI.
One of the locks could be built upstream from Budapest and the other two downstream from the capital, while hydroelectric dams could be built alongside the locks south of the capital, with reservoirs used for flood defense as well as irrigation, Bíró said, according to the news agency.
The MLSZKSZ general secretary noted that commercial vessels need a depth of at least two and a half meters to navigate the Danube.
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