Senator Formica Strongly Supports Dredging

State Senator Paul Formica testified in support of a recently released plan to dredge Connecticut’s waterways at a public hearing that was held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New London last week.

At stake is about $9 billion in economic activity a year and 55,000 jobs. Long Island Sound plays a major role in the economy of Southeastern Connecticut,” Formica said.

Formica expressed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers his support for the plan developed during the last 10 years after countless hours of research.

It is imperative we have a strong program for dredging harbors and waterways in and around Long Island Sound,” added Formica.

At the hearing the public had a chance to comment on the plan drafted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as to the dredging needs of Long Island Sound over the next 30 years.

Formica testified that different methods of disposing the dredge material need to be considered and used, but that open water disposal will continue to be necessary. The disposals are heavily controlled and regulated.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold additional hearing on the “Draft Dredge Material Management Plan” in coming weeks. The document is designed to serve as a guide for the federal government’s involvement in more than 50 dredging sites that will need work in the coming decades.

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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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