New Push for Increase in Critical Funding for Oregon Small Ports

Congressman Peter DeFazio has joined members of the Oregon delegation in sending a letter to Assistant Secretary for the Army of Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy encouraging the Administration to use a portion of federal funds towards operations and maintenance projects at Oregon’s small ports.

Representatives Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader, along with Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, urged the Administration to use additional funds appropriated by Congress in the Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2017 to ensure that Oregon’s small ports receive the dredging funds they need.

Despite a continuing need for maintenance work, such as dredging, no funding was included in the President’s FY 2017 Budget for the Ports of Umpqua, Bandon, Garibaldi, Port Orford or Depoe Bay.

“Small ports and harbors are some of our nation’s most valuable assets and critical to maintaining and creating jobs. Commercial fishing and recreational boating at these small ports is critically important to the economic health of Oregon coastal communities and to our state, region and nation. That’s why it is so important that funding to dredge these ports is included in the 2017 work plan,” the letter said.

 

 

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2019 Western Dredging Association Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.

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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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