Perth & Kinross: Funding for Flood Schemes Welcomed

Councillor Ian Miller, Leader of Perth & Kinross Council, has welcomed the announcement of the first tranche of grant funding from the Scottish Government towards the development of flood prevention schemes in the Perth & Kinross Council area over the next 6 years.

The first instalment of the total grant of £18.06 million is £963,000, the majority of which will be allocated towards developing schemes in Comrie, Milnathort, South Kinross and Scone.

Councillor Ian Miller said: “The increase in frequency of recent flooding events have been a source of great concern for affected residents across Perth and Kinross, I therefore warmly welcome the confirmation of this funding which enhanced the provision for flooding we have already allocated in our Capital Plan.”

The funding, which will be received in a series of installments over the next few years, equates to 80% of the estimated cost of developing the four schemes and investigating flood protection measures in other areas of the Council.

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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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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