Army Corps New Orleans to Spend USD 155 Million on Dredging (USA)

The New Orleans District of the Army Corps of Engineers has revealed it intention to invest in projects dedicated to fixing flooding damage on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers.

Having more than a half billion dollars at its disposal, the Army Corps says its plan includes the following investments:

– $257 million in levee and structure repairs,

– $155 million in dredging,

– $74 million in channel improvements and

– $60 million in other structures.

The corps district says the work has already been initiated or will soon commence on many of these projects and it is expected that a great deal of the undertakings will be completed by the end of this year.

Dredging Today Staff, March 9, 2012

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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