Officials Celebrate Boston Dredging Project

Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) yesterday officially praised Massachusetts Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and Congressmen Stephen F. Lynch and Michael Capuano for the hard work they put into securing that the $310 million Boston Harbor Federal Deep Draft Navigation Improvement Project was included in the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).

The reception was organized on Monday at the Boston Fish Pier where the Washington delegation was recognized for their cooperation and success.

Funding for the $310 million Boston Harbor dredging project will come from WRRDA, legislation that will authorize the dredging project and other water projects throughout the country.

According to Massport, dredging Boston Harbor will help double the number of containers on ships coming into Boston. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects that for every dollar spent on construction, there will be nearly nine dollars returned in increased economic activity – resulting in a $2.7 billion economic benefit for the entire New England region.

The Corps estimates that the Boston Harbor project should be completed in 2017.

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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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