Government of Canada Invests in New Brunswick Harbors

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The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Member of Parliament for Miramichi - Grand Lake, Pat Finnigan, have announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $4.6 million in infrastructure for four New Brunswick fishing harbors in Pointe-Sapin, Loggiecroft, Bas-Neguac and McEachern’s point.

Commenting the latest news, Mr. Wilkinson said: “Investments that help improve communities are a priority for our Government. When we invest in the community, Canadians and the Canadian economy benefit. Small Craft Harbor investments demonstrate the federal government’s commitment to local economies. We are proud of this investment to support the fishing industry—a key economic sector that helps support coastal communities across the country.”

The harbors have been identified for the following improvements:

  • Dredging and construction of a containment cell to deposit dredging material at Pointe-Sapin;
  • Channel dredging at Loggiecroft (Kouchibougouac);
  • Divestiture and transfer of ownership to a third party at Bas-Neguac (Lower Neguac);
  • Construction of a launching ramp and channel maintenance dredging at McEachern’s Point (Wishart Point).

Coastal communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbors that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities, the Government of Canada said in its latest release.

With approximately 45,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbors and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments and divestitures can support local communities and grow the economy.

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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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