North Topsail Beach to Get New Sand

The $2.4 million dredging operations are scheduled to begin this week on sections of Onslow County’s New River, the Time Warner Cable News reports.

The main goal of this cleanup scheme is to make a positive impact on the livelihood of more than 800 fishermen in the county.

“Keeping the channels open and keeping the navigational route available to our fishermen, it means that they can continue their trade and their livelihood,” said Onslow County Board of Commissioners Chairman Barbara Ikner.

“This project will definitely help out with erosion on the north end provide a beach for the people on the north end for the summer,” said North Topsail Beach Mayor Fred Burns.

The two-phase dredging scheme will also provide a lot of new sand for North Topsail Beach.

“Hopefully this sand will actually have us a beach through the summer and we’ll be able to walk around the end of the beach and help re-nourish our beach. It’s a very positive step forward,” added Burns.

This dredging project will be completed by the end of this month.

 

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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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