Boustany Supports Louisiana’s Waterways, Ports, and Jobs (USA)

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA):

Louisiana’s waterways and ports support over 280,000 local jobs while contributing almost $48 billion to our state’s economy annually. With 38 ports throughout Louisiana, it is imperative our nation’s water transportation networks promote American competitiveness and encourage economic growth. The WRRDA legislation achieves this goal.

“One of my main concerns remains the enforcement of measures included in the WRRDA language to allow for funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.

“This legislation continues to address the blatant misuse of taxpayer funds. I’d like to commend House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster for the remarkable commitment he’s made to our nation’s transportation infrastructure.”

Press Release, October 24, 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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