UK: Council Leader Welcomes PM’s Announcement on Dredging

Somerset County Council has welcomed the Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement in the House of Commons that he supports dredging on the Somerset Levels as a huge boost.

Mr Cameron made his comment in the House during Prime Minister’s Questions. He said: “Dredging will start again as soon as it is practical.”

His comment was welcomed by Somerset County Council Leader John Osman. “This is just what we wanted to hear from the PM,” he said. “We have lobbied hard to get national attention, we are in a Major Incident due to the extent and length of time that much of the county is flooded.

Now we have the PM behind us, people can start to believe that real action, dredging the rivers, sorting the drainage systems, protecting our communities will really happen. I am delighted to hear this.

Press Release, January 29, 2014

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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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