WRRDA Bill to Improve Mississippi Ports and Waterways (USA)

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., made the following statements after the President Obama’s signing of the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) into law.

“Many Mississippi industries rely on a navigable and cost-effective transportation network to do business,” Wicker said. “This law will provide these businesses and our state with long-term certainty for job growth and economic competitiveness. Modernizing and improving our ports in Gulfport and Pascagoula, as well as upgrading many of our commercial waterways, ensures Mississippians will continue to have access to affordable products that they use every day, such as corn, grain, and petroleum.”

“This new law will allow work to improve our ports and strengthen flood protections,Cochran said. “Our goal has been to ensure that Mississippi’s needs are met, whether on the coast or along our river systems.  I believe we’ve achieved that goal in a responsible way.  In the years to come, I look forward to working to provide funding for the important programs and projects authorized in this law.”

The law includes provisions championed by Wicker and Cochran during Senate consideration and passage of the legislation in May 2013, including hurricane and storm damage risk reduction, as well as harbor maintenance reforms.

Press Release, June 11, 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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