USA: MBIA Applauds Legislature and Governor for Dredging Assistance

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) has applauded the Michigan State House and Senate for the speedy passage and resounding support of the dredging assistance package.

The package included assistance to public and private marinas and helped streamline the regulatory process within the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The package received near unanimous support from both sides of the aisle and is headed to the Governor for his signature.

“We commend the Senate and House for their commitment to help Michigan’s marinas and Michigan’s boaters,” said MBIA Board Chairman Jim Coburn . “We are pleased our legislators recognize the importance of Michigan’s boating industry to the future of Michigan. Thanks also needs to be given to Governor Snyder for identifying the crisis in early January and issuing a call to action. We look forward to his signature on this much needed assistance for Michigan’s boating industry.”

Michigan ranks as one of the top states in the nation in registered watercraft. Recreational boating brings a $3.9 billion economic impact to the state.

Press Release, March 22, 2013

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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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