Massachusetts: $3.6 Million for Dredging Programs

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Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito of Massachusetts announced $3.6 million earlier this week to support ten projects for the upcoming dredging season.

These grants, awarded through the 2018 Navigational Dredging Pilot Program will benefit eleven communities, tapping into another $3.9 million in local funding. The projects are expected to remove nearly 188,000 cubic yards of harbor sediment.

The new Navigational Dredging Pilot Program is the direct result of outreach by municipal leaders in our coastal communities, and the collaborative, responsive efforts of Secretary Jay Ash and his team,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Through the economic development package we signed earlier this month, our Administration will create a dedicated dredging program to continue to support the economic and environmental needs of our maritime communities.

“Through the Seaport Economic Council, our Administration has worked closely with the 78 Massachusetts coastal communities, gaining a deeper understanding of the unique necessities of the maritime economy and environmental challenges,” said Lt. Governor Polito. “For dredging here in the Commonwealth, I am thrilled to announce these high-impact awards, which will enhance the capacity of our waterways, improve access in our harbors, and address environmental concerns up and down our coastline.”

“I want to thank the Baker-Polito administration for their continued commitment to the important issues facing us here on Cape Cod,” said Representative Timothy R. Whelan. “The Bass River is not only one of the Commonwealth’s most beautiful treasures, but it is an economic driver for our region. Generations have enjoyed navigating this river through to Nantucket Sound and these grant monies will greatly aid the Town of Yarmouth in keeping this important waterway safely navigable”

Dredging grants will be administrated through the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, with coordination from the Executive Office of Administration and Finance, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Office of Coastal Zone Management.

Awardees:

  • Barnstable – $1,000,000;
  • Chatham – $350,000;
  • Falmouth – $87,500;
  • Harwich – $36,000;
  • Marshfield and Scituate – $555,500;
  • Nantucket – $520,000;
  • Swansea – $728,184;
  • Tisbury – $129,000;
  • Truro – $90,000;
  • Yarmouth – $91,000.

 

 

 

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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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