Canada Invests in Small Craft Harbors

Senator Fabian Manning announced yesterday that the Government of Canada will invest in major improvement projects at eleven small craft harbors in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Funding will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for fishermen and harbor users across the province.

Since 2006, our Government has continuously made major investments that create opportunities for Canadians and encourage the prosperity of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. We are pleased to continue to support the hardworking people of Harbor Breton and its surrounding communities. As always, our Government will continue to ensure safe and efficient working conditions for those who earn their livelihood at these harbors,” said Manning.

Federal funding of up to $17.6 million is being allocated to harbor improvement projects at the following eleven harbors over the next two years:

  • Harbor Breton – wharf reconstruction and breakwater construction;
  • Belleoram – wharf construction;
  • Comfort Cove – wharf construction and shore protection construction;
  • Conne River – wharf construction;
  • Happy Adventure – wharf reconstruction;
  • Hermitage – wharf reconstruction;
  • Joe Batt’s Arm – breakwater wharf reconstruction;
  • La Scie – wharf construction;
  • Lumsden – wharf reconstruction;
  • Pool’s Cove – wharf construction;
  • Twillingate – small boat basin development.

All projects are expected to be completed by March 2017.

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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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