Harper Government Invests in Newfoundland Harbours

Senator Fabian Manning, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, was in Jerseyside yesterday to announce that the Government of Canada will invest $10.4 million in eight small craft harbour maintenance, repair, construction and dredging projects in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This investment will support the following major projects:

  • Wharf reconstruction and breakwater construction at Arnold’s Cove;
  • Breakwater repairs at Bay de Verde;
  • Breakwater construction at Harbour Breton, being carried out over two years;
  • Installation of a wharf electrical system at Heart’s Content;
  • Wharf reconstruction at Jerseyside;
  • Channel dredging at Renews;
  • Removal of a wharf and construction of a new marginal wharf at Riverhead; and
  • Breakwater refurbishment being carried out over two years and channel and basin dredging at St. Bride’s.

Other projects in Newfoundland and Labrador will be announced at a later date.

This Government understands that by investing in infrastructure at our small craft harbours, we are also creating employment opportunities that benefit local communities and ensuring the livelihood of members of our fishing industry. The funding announced will maintain a network of safe and efficient harbours across Canada and contribute to continued economic growth and prosperity for Newfoundland and Labrador fishermen,” said Senator Fabian Manning.

This is part of the Government of Canada’s investment of approximately $106 million in repair, construction, maintenance and dredging projects at harbours across Canada. This includes regular program funding for 2014-15 and an additional $40 million over two years, as announced in Economic Action Plan 2014.

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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