Vilano Beach Renourishment Project One Step Closer

Last Friday, Congressman Rutherford announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will invest supplemental disaster relief funds in Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties for hurricane and natural disaster recovery.

The USACE will invest $36.8 million in St. Johns County for the Vilano Beach renourishment project, as well as $2 million dollars in each of these counties for flood and storm damage reduction projects to make our shorelines more resilient against future storms, said Congressman Rutherford.

After the USACE announcement, Congressman Rutherford released the following statement: “Hurricanes Matthew and Irma hammered Northeast Florida’s coastal communities, causing severe flooding and erosion, so I am pleased to see the Army Corps invest in making Northeast Florida more resilient.

These funds will allow for rebuilding and recovery for Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties, strengthening our communities in the face of future storms. I am especially glad to see that USACE will be investing $36.8 million to rebuild Vilano Beach, which was severely depleted by Hurricanes Irma and Matthew,” added Rutherford.

Congress provided funding for these USACE initiatives in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which was signed into law on February 9, 2018. These funds are part of the USACE Long-Term Disaster Recovery Investment Program and will be used to construct flood and storm damage reduction projects.

 

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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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