Congressman Boustany Strongly Supports Dredging

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) has worked with the Louisiana delegation to draft four letters to the Army Corps of Engineers prioritizing the state’s dredging and harbor maintenance projects.

The letters are addressed to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The letters acknowledge the 2015 Omnibus package passed in December 2014 provides additional funding for construction ($583 million), investigations ($39.8 million), Mississippi River & Tributary projects ($57 million), and operations & maintenance ($329 million) and offers guidance for use of these funds in Louisiana.

Projects in the Third Congressional District include:

– Environmental Infrastructure Projects for the City of Lafayette & City of Lake Charles;

– Port of Iberia – Acadiana Gulf of Mexico Access Channel (AGMAC);

– Atchafalaya Basin dredging and flood control, including repairs to the St. Mary Parish Pumping Station, Bayou Bouef lock, and other necessary maintenance;

– Atchafalaya Basin Floodway NEPA compliance;

– Calcasieu Ship Channel dredging;

– Bayou Teche dredging funding.

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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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