Congressman Announces Grant for Lake Charles

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million grant to the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Project.

This funding will be used for the BT1 Infrastructure Expansion Project to construct a barge fleeting area, new berths, bulkhead, and conveyors. It will also provide for additional dredging to match these new installations.

Boustany said: “Our ports and harbors are the key to Louisiana’s continued success. As countries around the world develop their ports and waterways, we must continue working hard to grow our competitive advantage. This grant will be a great boost to Lake Charles as we continue preparing for the investment and opportunities coming to this area.”

Press Release, September 10, 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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