Council Approves $52 Million for Louisiana Coastal Projects

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council voted yesterday to approve the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) pursuant to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act).

The FPL includes funding for seven projects in Louisiana totaling approximately $52 million.

We are very pleased that the Council has achieved this important milestone,” said Chip Kline, executive assistant to the governor for coastal activities.

“Additionally, we greatly appreciate the public’s input and participation in this effort to secure funding to advance key priorities for ecosystem restoration. We are also pleased that there are two projects proposed by federal Council members that directly benefit coastal Louisiana.”

The Coastal Master Plan projects receiving funding include:

• Golden Triangle Marsh Creation Project ($4.3 million; planning);
• Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp Project ($14.2 million; planning);
• Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline Project ($3.2 million; planning);
• West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization Project ($7.3 million; planning);
• Lowermost Mississippi River Management Program ($9.3 million; planning).

 

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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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