Cassidy, Boustany Secure Funding for Dredging Projects

Congressmen Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Charles Boustany (R-LA) have announced that Louisiana could receive millions to fund harbor maintenance and dredging projects.

The Cassidy-Boustany amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 2014 will re-direct funds from the Department of Energy’s administrative offices to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to provide funding to port and waterway infrastructure projects such as the Calcasieu Ship Channel.

The Cassidy-Boustany amendment is a positive step forward in providing the necessary resources to dredge the Calcasieu River Channel and other Louisiana navigational waterways.

“Strengthening our ports and waterway infrastructure is critical to our energy security and Louisiana’s economy. In Louisiana, billion dollar liquid natural gas (LNG) export terminal projects have been announced. This will create thousands of jobs. These projects, and the jobs that come with them, is why we must ensure our channels are well maintained and properly dredged. The Cassidy-Boustany amendment increases the funding to accomplish this,” said Congressman Cassidy.

The House-led bill allocates $100 million more than the Senate bill for U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Operation & Management, and approximately $40 million more than the Senate bill for dredging activities.

Press Release, July 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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