USACE Called to Complete Waterway Assessment

Congressman Walter B. Jones and several congressional colleagues have joined forces to call on the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers to meet its statutory mandate to perform an assessment of the maintenance dredging needs along the Atlantic and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways.

According to Jones, a 2014 law required the Corps to complete the assessment by September of last year, but the Corps failed to do so.

In a letter, sent two days ago to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, Congressman Jones and his colleagues called on the Corps to follow the law and expedite completion of the assessment.

Maintaining the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at its authorized depth is important for the economy of Eastern North Carolina and the southeastern United States,” said Congressman Jones. Clogged waterways mean lost jobs. This report will help all stakeholders better understand the needs going forward. The senior leadership of the Corps needs to get on the ball and follow the law so those needs can be addressed.

The joint letter comes on the heels of Congressman Jones making a similar demand earlier this year.

 

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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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