Huge Step Forward for Southwest Louisiana, Says Vitter

U.S. Senator David Vitter yesterday released the following statement upon the completion of the Army Corps of Engineers Chief’s Report to address coastal restoration and storm damage risk reduction in Southwest Louisiana.

“This Chief’s Report is a huge step forward for restoring our coastline and better protecting our communities across Southwest Louisiana from natural disasters,” said Vitter.

“While today’s announcement is certainly a victory, there are still several steps until we break ground on these projects, and I will absolutely continue working to keep this positive momentum going for these critical, long-term Corps projects in Louisiana.”

Vitter championed this project through the Corps’ arduous study process, resulting in a Chief’s Report authorizing the elevation and flood-proofing of homes and businesses, the construction of flood berms and the restoration and protection of nearly 15,500 and 260,000 acres of coastal wetlands respectively throughout Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion parishes.

Vitter included authorization for the environmental restoration component of this project in the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) language in Title 7 of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007.

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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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