Senator Graham: Step Closer to Having the Most Dynamic Port in U.S.

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has made this statement after the Army Corps of Engineers announced they would include approximately $50 million in funding in their FY 2018 Work Plan in support of the Charleston Harbor Deepening project.

Graham has been one of the leaders in pushing Charleston Harbor deepening forward and has worked to secure the necessary funding and authorizations to keep the project on track.

This is great news for the Port of Charleston and the state of South Carolina. Charleston Harbor deepening is about jobs – both today and in the future. With this news we are one step closer to having the most dynamic port in the United States,” said Senator Graham.

The nearly $50 million in the Army Corps’ work plan allows construction to go forward without delay and keeps the project on track. And when it comes to Charleston Harbor deepening – and the needs and demands of international shipping – time is money,” added Graham.

It’s long been my belief that the sooner we get this project done, the better. It remains a top priority for me and will continue to be so until it is complete. Charleston Harbor deepening has been a team effort. I think we all understand this is a long term investment which will benefit South Carolina and American business in perpetuity,” concluded Senator Lindsey Graham.

 

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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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