$6.5M for Port Orford Repairs

Rep. Peter DeFazio announced yesterday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate up to $6.5 million in funding this year to address Port Orford’s much-needed repairs for its port’s failed breakwater.

This is excellent news for Port Orford,” said DeFazio. “This community relies on the port as its economic engine, and fixing the breakwater is essential to its success. For too long Port Orford has been overlooked by the Corps. Due to years of storms, the breakwater system is in need of serious repair, and without annual dredging continued shoaling creates an extremely dangerous situation. I applaud the Army Corps for including this essential funding in its Work Plan.”

In February 2018, DeFazio sent a letter to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army Corps requesting that funds for Port Orford be included in the Corps’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Work Plan.

The FY18 Work Plan released on June 7 did not include funding to repair the breakwater system. On July 5, the Corps announced that additional projects, including Port Orford’s breakwater, would be added the FY18 Work Plan because additional disaster assistance funding was made available by Congress through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

The Port of Garibaldi will also receive funding to address critical repairs needed to maintain safety over the bar at Tillamook Bay’s South Jetty.

 

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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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