VIDEO: Vitter Disappointed with Corps West Shore Protection Plan (USA)

U.S. Senator David Vitter made the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their tentatively-selected plan for the West Shore Hurricane Protection Project.

“This is disappointing – the locally-preferred alignment would have offered a lot more protection for a lot more people for the same price,” Vitter said. “Quite frankly, President Obama is breaking his promise he made to the region when he visited in September 2012.”

The Corps announced their “tentatively selected plan” for the West Shore Hurricane Protection Project. The alignment they have chosen protects fewer parishes than a separate alignment that is preferred by local officials.

In April, after President Obama released his budget, Vitter blasted the president for zeroing out funding for the West Shore.

Press Release, August 25, 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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