Grand Lake St. Marys Dredging Gets Support

State Representative Jim Buchy has voted in support of Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the state operating budget.

In an effort to drive business to Ohio and continue the significant economical success the state has experienced over the last few years, the final budget proposal cuts taxes by a total of more than $1.8 billion over the next two years and includes an across-the-board 6.3 percent income tax decrease.

The tax policies in this budget keep Ohio moving on a path toward keeping more money in the hands of Ohio’s families and small businesses,” Buchy said.

The biennial budget included a number of provisions impacting west central Ohio. Specifically, it includes $1.5 million in funding for dredging at Grand Lake St. Marys.

In addition, the state law has been changed to ensure that a farmer who allows the state to place dredging material on his land will still qualify to receive CAUV.

The budget also set in place the plan to transfer soil and water management from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, allowing staff to be more nimble and responsive when there are threats to Ohio’s waterways.

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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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