President Trump Tours Lake Okeechobee

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The U.S. President Donald Trump toured Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike last Friday, as part of a major environmental visit.

During his walking tour, President Trump looked at the work being done on the aging dike to improve water quality across South Florida.

Joining him were Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Scott, along with local Congressmen and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials.

During the visit, President Trump said: “It’s a great project for Florida. This project was dying until we got involved.”

In October of 2017, he promised to speed up repairs on the dike and ordered officials to accelerate work. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers now says that the repairs are scheduled to be finished in 2022, three years earlier than planned.

Herbert Hoover Dike is a 143-mile earthen dam that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the heart of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades system. The project reduces impacts from flooding as a result of high lake levels for a large area of south Florida.

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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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