House Committee Passes USD 30.4 B Energy and Water Appropriations Bill (USA)

The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed the FY 2014 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, with the support of Alaskan Congressman Don Young, on a vote of 227 – 198.

This legislation appropriates money for the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program and the Department of Energy.

This Energy and Water Appropriations bill will deliver much needed funding for operations and maintenance for harbors throughout Alaska, many of which require constant dredging to ensure continued operations. The funding will also ensure that the Denali Commission can continue operations providing energy projects and bulk fuel storage facilities to the most remote communities and villages,” Rep. Young said. “This bill demonstrates the House’s commitment to eliminate wasteful and costly government spending by appropriating $2.9 billion below the Fiscal Year 2013 enacted level and $4.1 billion below the President’s budget request. In these tight budgetary times, the House continues to pass fiscally responsible legislation that will put this country back on a sound economic track, and I was pleased to support it.”

Alaska specific provisions secured by Congressman Young:

Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance:

-Port of Anchorage – $9.1M

-Chena River Lakes – $2.8M

-Cook Inlet Shoals – $5.9M

-Dillingham Harbor- $1M

-Homer Harbor – $470k

-Lowell Creek Tunnel – $145k

-Ninilchik Harbor – $386k

-Nome Harbor – $1.2M

Corp of Engineers Studies:

-AK Regional (Arctic) Ports – $750k

-Little Diomede Harbor – $100k

-Matanuska River Watershed – $200k

-Funding for the Denali Commission – $7.396M

Press Release, July 12, 2013

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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