Durham County Council: £2.79 Million Boost for Chester-le-Street

Work on a £6 million flood prevention scheme for Chester-le-Street is scheduled to start later this month, following the confirmation of funding, Durham County Council said in its latest release. 

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has approved £2.79 million in funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the project.

“We had already committed up to £1.5 million to the scheme, with the remainder of the cash coming from the Environment Agency, which is contributing £1.9 million,” the council stated.

“The money will allow us to open up a 90m stretch of the Cong Burn, which runs underneath the town’s Market Place. As well as reducing the risk of flooding, it is hoped that the move, which will see the watercourse transformed into an attractive landscape, will provide an economic boost to the town.”

Chester-le-Street has a history of flooding and was particularly badly affected by a severe storm in June 2012.

 

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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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