USA: Congressman Applauds Latest News on WRRDA Legislation

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana), issued the following statement after hearing of key details included in the Water Resources Development Act (WRRDA) final conference report:

This legislation will directly impact much of South Louisiana’s communities located in flood zones along the coast by providing protection against hurricanes and flooding. The legislation also addresses coastal restoration initiatives and reforms the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite project delivery times. Specifically, the WRDA legislation allows for the AGMAC project affecting the Port of Iberia to continue. This project deepens channels for ships bound for the Gulf of Mexico from 12 feet to 20 feet, allowing for more efficient marine access from the Port of Iberia and other Acadiana ports to the Gulf of Mexico. The AGMAC project has remained a top priority of mine as it means more jobs and growth opportunities for South Louisiana.

“I have fought for our nation’s ports and harbors by introducing the RAMP Act to restore funding for maintenance of these arteries of commerce. I am proud to see this WRDA legislation increases Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) expenditures for dredging and waterway maintenance. HMTF expenditures will increase every year until 100% of the funds collected will be used toward operation and maintenance activities. All of these achievements will yield immediate results in South Louisiana, and I support this legislation.”

Press Release, May 20, 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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