Upton on Funding for Lake Michigan Dredging Projects

A longtime advocate for Lake Michigan harbors, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton yesterday released the following statement on the news that the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal will include robust funding for Great Lakes Navigation Operations and Maintenance.

This is great news for our corner of the state. This funding is critical towards dredging, operations, and maintenance of the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Harbor and the Holland Harbor,” Upton said.

Ensuring our harbors remain open and ready for business is essential to jobs and economic activity up-and-down Southwest Michigan. I’m pleased to see the president’s budget proposal includes funding for these important infrastructure projects,” he added.

From good-paying local jobs and commercial shipping, to the positive impact on our recreation industry – our harbors must remain properly maintained.”

According to the FY 2019 Budget Proposal, Great Lakes Navigation Operations and Maintenance is to receive $108.7 million, a $2.5M increase over last year.

Holland Harbor is to receive $600,000 and Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Harbor is to receive $1.5 million.

 

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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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