New Investments in Winnipeg Seawall

An iconic Manitoba family destination will benefit with close to $5 million invested in its protection, Premier Greg Selinger announced yesterday.

The seawall at Winnipeg Beach suffered extensive damage due to recent severe weather events and the province answered the call for help,” said Premier Selinger. “We recognize how important Winnipeg Beach is to residents and visitors, and we are proud to announce our commitment to repairing the community’s seawall.”

A severe storm over May long weekend caused major damage to the community’s protective seawall. The premier noted the seawall provides protection for the community’s beach and famed boardwalk along with the main business section, the Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park campground and other critical infrastructure.

Funding will allow for immediate repairs to the seawall with capital funding also approved to make additional improvements in 2016, the premier said.

By undertaking these repairs, the Manitoba government is ensuring our community’s continued viability as a tourism and business destination,” said Mayor Tony Pimentel, Winnipeg Beach.  “This project will allow for future public and private investments thanks to the increased protection the repaired seawall can offer from storms and flooding.”

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship is now in the process of hiring an engineer to oversee the project. Once an engineer is in place and has submitted a design, the project will be put out for tender, the premier said.

Construction can then take place throughout the winter months so the most critical parts of this project can be completed in the current fiscal year, Premier Selinger said, noting the remainder of the work will be finished the following fiscal year.

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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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