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.