USA: Congressman Pushes for Savannah Deepening Agreement

Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) voted last week to fund construction of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, an initiative he has fought for since its inception.

He said: “This bill does three things – begins a long-term commitment with initial funding of $1.52 million, recognizes the port as an ongoing project placed at the top of the Army Corps’ priority list, and holds the Obama Administration accountable by ensuring the Corps signs a dredging agreement soon, or report every week why they are not.”

The 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Act contains $1.52 million in funding for construction of SHEP, opening the door to millions in state funding awaiting the federal government’s go-ahead.

Due to the Obama Administration’s stonewalling over funding the deepening of the port, the Act also contains a provision requiring updates every week if a Project Partnership Agreement is not signed in a timely fashion.

Press Release, July 14, 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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