Canada Invests Over $12 Million Harbor Improvements

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, announces investments for Small Craft Harbours in Avalon.

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbors that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities.

With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbors and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments and divestitures can enhance local communities.

Yesterday, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $12 million over two years in small craft harbor improvements and transfer projects in Avalon.

These projects are part of a $40 million announcement for improvements to small craft harbors in Newfoundland and Labrador made last month by Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense and the Member of Parliament for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl.

A number of harbors have been identified for improvements:

  • Reconstruction of the main wharf at Foxtrap Harbor;
  • Reconstruction of the main wharf at Trepassey Harbor;
  • Maintenance dredging at the Branch Harbor;
  • Shore protection reconstruction at Calvert Harbor;
  • Preparation work for the divestiture of the Small Craft Harbor site in Gaskiers;
  • Clean up of North Harbor in St. Mary’s bay to return the site to its natural state;
  • Preparation work for the divestiture of Spaniard’s Bay to the Town of Spaniard’s Bay;
  • Increasing berthing space for Harbor users in Port de Grave.

 

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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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