New Investments in Bayfield Harbor

Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada will invest in a harbor improvement project at Bayfield Harbor, a development scheme that will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for local fishermen and harbor users.

At the Bayfield Harbor this year, work will include the rehabilitation of the north entrance pier by covering the existing structure with steel sheet piling. Another major improvement project is planned for next year to rehabilitate the Fishermen’s Wharf. Once completed, this project will allow fishermen to enjoy from safer navigation and berthing conditions.

Since 2008, our Government has continuously made major investments that create opportunities for Canadians and encourage the prosperity of Ontario. The Bayfield Harbor is a key economic and tourism driver for the Municipality of Bluewater. As always, we will continue to ensure safe and efficient working conditions for those who earn their livelihood at these harbors,” said Lobb.

Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided funding to support investments in public infrastructure across the country. Last fall, Prime Minister Harper announced an additional investment of $5.8 billion over the next two years to build and renew infrastructure across the country to support Canadian heritage, First Nations education, defence, borders, research, small craft harbors, transportation and search and rescue.

As part of this funding, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard received approximately $551 million, $288 million of which is being allocated for harbor improvements at small craft harbors.

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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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