Cano Martin Pena Deal Inked

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Corporacion del Proyecto ENLACE del Cano Martin Pena have signed an agreement to assist in the restoration of the ecosystem of the Martin Pena canal.

The agreement, detailed in a Memorandum of Understanding, provides the foundation for close collaboration between the entities to carry out the Cano Martin Pena Ecosystem Restoration Project, which will address long-term challenges facing those living near the canal.

“The pollution problems that plague Cano Martin Pena and the health risks they pose to the community are serious,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. “This agreement is an important step toward addressing these serious problems by coordinating the efforts of the federal government, Puerto Rico, and the community.”

The ecosystem restoration plan calls for the restoration of tidal connectivity between the San José Lagoon and the San Juan Bay by dredging and removing over 800,000 cubic yards of sediment, debris and trash, which will improve 6,600 acres of habitat in the San Juan Bay Estuary, improve water quality and boost biodiversity.

The agreement indicates that the parties intend to incorporate sustainable practices during the dredging process.

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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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