Funding Secured for Georgetown Port Dredging

The Army Corps of Engineers has included $500,000 for the Georgetown Port in their work plan for the next year, according to a release from South Carolina Congressman Tom Rice.

“I’m very pleased that the Army Corps recognizes the merit of the Georgetown Port project and has chosen to once again include the project in their work plan. Last year, the Georgetown Port received $2 million in funding,” said Rice.

“This year, we were able to continue the Army Corps’ commitment to this project with an additional $500,000. These investments show a commitment to a project that has not been dredged since 2008, and are vital steps in getting the Georgetown Port dredged.

“Infrastructure is critical to our state’s competitiveness and the Georgetown Port is one of the most effective ways to create jobs in our district.”

The Georgetown Harbor Project received $500,000 in the Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan for the Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site.

When a harbor is dredged, the material must be disposed in strict, environmentally sound areas. In addition to maintaining these areas, the Army Corps is testing sediment in the Georgetown Harbor to determine where it is safe to dispose.

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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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