Funds Approved for Oregon Inlet

The U.S. Congressman Walter B. Jones has just announced that additional $1.2 million has been granted to dredge Oregon Inlet in Eastern North Carolina. 

Last month, Congressman Jones wrote a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy and Lt. General Thomas P. Bostick at the Army Corps of Engineers and explained that in the past, the inlet received regular federal maintenance that kept it a passable channel for vessels.

The maintenance of Oregon Inlet is vital to the economic success of Eastern North Carolina, which is why I am very pleased to announce that the Army Corps of Engineers has accepted my request for additional money to be allocated to dredge the inlet,” said Congressman Jones. “It is critical for the inlet to be safe and passable for fishermen, boaters and the Coast Guard. I will continue to fight for proper maintenance of Eastern North Carolina’s harbors and inlets.

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request allocated $800,000 for dredging the inlet, but that money has already been spent and parts of the inlet remain impassable.

Congress allocated several pots of money to the Corps for projects like dredging the Oregon Inlet in the Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations bill. And now the Corps has granted Congressman Jones’ request for an additional $1.2 million from those pots to dredge Oregon Inlet, bringing the total in FY15 federal funding for the project to $2 million.

 

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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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