FEMA OKs USD 1.6 M for Gulfport Piers and Jetties Repair (USA)

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) confirmed that the City of Gulfport will be able to use almost $1.6 million to repair piers and jetties damaged by Hurricane Isaac in 2012.

Cochran, who serves on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to resolve a stalemate involving federal environmental assessments and the obligation of federal disaster recovery money to repair damaged pier and jetties in Gulfport.

“Gulfport and other coastal communities understand the benefits that fishing and observation piers offer to residents and visitors. The obligation of these funds will help the city recover those benefits,” Cochran said.

FEMA has approved $1.19 million to restore the City of Gulfport’s existing West Side, Ken Combs, Moses and Urie piers. Another $400,821 is being obligated for Ken Combs, Moses and Urie jetty repairs.

The structures sustained significant damage in Hurricane Issac, which hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast in late August 2012.

Press Release, April 2, 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.

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