Yauco Levee Contract Awarded

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded a $1.68 million emergency contract to construct a temporary levee in Yauco, Puerto Rico, as part of its recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Maria.

According to the Corps, the contract was awarded to BIM Contractors, LLC of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

The project calls for construction of a temporary levee along a portion of the Yauco River to reduce flood risk for people living and working around the municipality of Yauco.

Communities and farmlands near the river, including roadways, a police station and recreational facilities, were severely damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Maria in September.

This is important work for the people of Yauco,” said Maj. Alexander Walker-Rodriguez, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for the Antilles. “The contract calls for constructing a temporary levee in a portion of the south bank of the river that had eroded away. This will help reduce flood risk in the area.”

USACE anticipates the levee construction to be completed within three weeks.

 

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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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