Port Panama City Dredging Project Included in the Budget

Congressman Neal Dunn recently welcomed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) inclusion of the Port Panama City dredging project in their 2019 Work Plan.

According to Congressman Dunn, USACE announced sufficient funding to complete the critical dredging project.

The dredging will deepen the East Channel to 36 feet and expand the opportunities for larger vessels to unload large amounts of cargo in Panama City.

Ensuring our waterways are accessible to ships and bulk vessels is critical to local infrastructure and the economy in in Bay County. In the wake of Hurricane Michael it is even more important that we send the message that Panama City is open for business,” said Dr. Dunn. “By deepening the East Channel, we are investing in the future of the area for decades to come.”

Earlier this month, Dr. Dunn urged Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to include the Port Panama City dredging project in the Fiscal Year 2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan.

In his letter to Director Mulvaney, Dunn stated: “Now more than ever, this infrastructure investment is critical to ensuring that the Florida Panhandle can get back on its feet as quickly as possible.”

Dunn also sent a similar letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James.

 

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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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