Funds Secured for Port of Rochester Dredging

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, co-chair of the bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force, has secured $2.32 million in the House appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) for dredging of the Port of Rochester by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In March, Congresswoman Slaughter sent a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Mike Simpson and Ranking Member Marcy Kaptur of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development requesting full FY 2016 funding to complete a round of dredging to the federally authorized depth.

The dredging of the Port of Rochester will maximize the full potential of our lakefront for commercial and recreational use,” said Congresswoman Slaughter. “The harbor supports important local jobs and imports $10 million worth of goods every year. Our community cannot risk a long term interruption of service and I thank the Army Corps for its partnership in keeping the Port safe for navigation and open for business.

This funding is in addition to the $3.4 million Rep. Slaughter secured since 2013 for dredging of the Port of Rochester. The Army Corps of Engineers will be dredging the Port of Rochester and Irondequoit Bay this season.

The Port of Rochester ships and receives an average of 95,000 tons of material each year. Commodities that pass through the port generate more than $6 million in local salaries annually.

Now that the bill has passed in subcommittee, it is ready for full committee and House floor consideration.

 

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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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