Whitesands Scheme on the Table

At the meeting of Environment, Economy and Infrastructure committee, set for November 10, Dumfries and Galloway Councillors will be asked to consider the next steps for the Whitesands project and agree a preferred option for a flood protection scheme.

The Council has been consulting on the project since 2012 and a further round of public consultation took place during October.

This included meetings with interest groups, an open public event in the former Baker’s Oven shop in Dumfries High Street, a presentation to Nithsdale Area Committee and a survey.

Chairman of the Environment, Economy and Infrastructure committee, Councillor Colin Smyth, said: “Councillors have consistently voted unanimously in favor of investing in a solution for the Whitesands. The Scottish Government has also made clear that it will prioritize tackling the problem of flooding on the Whitesands. After all, Dumfries is the largest town in Scotland that still floods on a regular basis but doesn’t have a flood protection scheme.”

Following analysis of the feedback, the results will be presented to the committee.

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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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