Senator Vitter Announces $16M for Coastal Restoration

U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that the Office of Gulf Coast Restoration in the Department of the Treasury will be awarding a $16 million grant to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) under the RESTORE Act to aid in coastal restoration.

Funds from this grant will be used for the engineering and design of the Calcasieu River Salinity Control construction project, which will help to limit salt water intrusion in the Calcasieu Lake through the Calcasieu Ship Channel.

“Louisianians know full-well the vital role a strong coastline plays in protecting our homes, communities and economy,” said Vitter.

“In Louisiana, ‘coastal restoration’ is much more than a political catch-phrase; it affects our daily lives. I’ve worked for years to ensure Louisianians will be able to fight coastal erosion, salt intrusion, and habitat destruction and this grant will help us do that head on.”

The RESTORE Act establishes grant programs for the Gulf States, including Louisiana, for environmental restoration and economic development projects.

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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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