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  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will soon start work on a new collaborative restoration project at Lake Erie Metropark to improve shoreline and coastal wetland in the park. The project is possible thanks to a $1.5 million grant from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. “With that, the Metroparks’ Natural […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting for the San Juan Metro Area Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Study. The meeting is set for Thursday, November 8 at the Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico, Calle Antolin Nin Martinez 500 San Juan, Puerto […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has allotted $48.2 million for the rehabilitation of the Subic Bay Freeport’s piers and wharves, the Philippine News Agency informs. Newly-appointed SBMA Chairperson and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said that the move is part of an effort to fully improve the so-called heart and soul of this premier maritime logistics center. […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Ports of Indiana announced yesterday that the country’s oldest stevedoring company, Metro Ports, will become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Starting July 1, 2017, Metro Ports will manage the loading and unloading of shipments along the port’s East Harbor for port tenants and outside companies shipping bulk cargoes. […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has officially launched its yearly flood mitigation activity aimed at declogging and cleaning up the waterways such as creeks and esteros in the metropolis in preparation for the coming rainy season. Hundreds of MMDA personnel from the agency’s Flood Control And Sewerage Management Service started the cleanup activities at […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Metropolitan Beaches Commission will hold a regional public hearing on the state of the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches in Revere, Winthrop and East Boston on June 7th, at the Jack Satter House in Revere. Metropolitan Beaches Commission Co-Chair Senator Thomas McGee of Lynn, who has served on the Commission since its inception in 2007 […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    The Utrecht University together with the research institute Deltares officially opened the Metronome tidal research facility on 12 January in the Netherlands.  To create reversing tidal flow and sediment transport on scale, professor Maarten Kleinhans of the university created a twenty by three meters flume, tilting back and forth every half minute at a small slope. This tilting-principle […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) yesterday met with Colonel Anthony Mitchell, Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, to discuss the Metro East levee project and the Mel Price Dam project. “In our meeting yesterday, I strongly urged Colonel Mitchell to require Project Labor Agreements on the levee improvement projects in the Metro […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    To lessen the flood problems in Metro Manila, the Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is now targeting the cleaning of drainage system particularly manholes. According to Emma Quiambao, MMDA Flood Control and Sewerage Management Office director, the agency is cleaning up creeks and “esteros” as part of the “Estero Blitz” campaign, involving declogging and dredging of […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to start its “Estero Blitz” program aimed at cleaning up esteros and creeks in the metropolis. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the “Estero Blitz” will commence in Navotas next month in preparation for the onset of the rainy season and is expected to last until May. This […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Federal and local partners took a significant step towards reducing flood risk to the Metro East. Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, the Metro East Sanitary District and the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council signed a project partnership agreement to address underseepage in the East St. Louis levee system. […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation urged the Army Corps of Engineers to use a portion of the approximately $200 million in funding appropriated for construction of high priority projects as part of the Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014 to fix the portions of the Wood River Levee that have been negatively impacted […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), U.S. Representative Bill Enyart and U.S. Representative John Shimkus called for members of a House-Senate Conference Committee to protect legislative language that will support the Metro East region’s effort to repair and recertify the levees that protect residents in southwest Illinois. The Conference Committee – […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host two open houses this week to inform stakeholders and the public on the progress and future plans for the federal levee projects in the Metro East. The 75.8-mile system of levees in the Metro East protects an 111,700-acre area including parts of Alton, East […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will host two open houses in November to inform stakeholders and the public on the progress and future plans for the federal levee projects in the Metro East. The 75.8-mile system of levees in the Metro East includes Wood River Drainage and Levee District, Metro East […]

  • 10 September 2013

    The Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) is facing a threat from the planned P14-billion Manila Bay reclamation project. The only wetland in an urban setting, LPPCHEA was included in the list of Wetlands of International Importance as stated in the briefing notes of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. LPPCHEA located in Metro […]

  • 3 October 2012

    According to architect and urban planner Felino Palafox Jr, the only solution to Metro Manila’s perennial flood problem is land reclamation. During the Dredging and Land Reclamation 2012 Conference, Palafox made the suggestion: “The reclaiming a big portion of Manila Bay could reduce Metro Manila’s vulnerability to flooding even during heavy rains and high tides. […]

  • 7 February 2012

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday continued its quarterly “Estero Blitz” in an effort to clear the creeks and waterways of Metro Manila and avoid the recurrence of dangers brought by calamities like ‘Ondoy.’ MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino led yesterday’s morning resumption of the cleanup and dredging operations at the heavily-silted Estero De Vitas […]

  • 10 May 2010

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started the massive dredging of waterways and drainages in Metro Manila and ensured… [mappress] Source: election2010updates, May 10, 2010;

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, released yesterday, July 1, for the drain 27 wetland restoration project in Fargo, North Dakota. Corps staff are proposing to restore 320 acres of farmland to wetland and upland prairie. The project would mitigate unavoidable […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Just a stone’s throw from Dubai’s iconic Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah, the project involved reclaiming 60 hectares of additional land and constructing huge quay walls and a new marina in the azure blue water. Set to open in October 2020, Dubai Harbor is a unique and luxurious waterfront development that combines world-class maritime facilities […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Joe Parisi, County Executive of Dane County, Wisconsin, said in his latest announcement, that the first phase of our Yahara Chain of Lakes Sediment Removal Project is officially underway. Dredging equipment is now in the water, working between Lakes Monona and Waubesa. “We hope to remove approximately 40,000 cubic yards (or more than 3,000 dump […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Western Nigeria’s Kwara State Government has kicked off the dredging operations on the Asa River in Ilorin, the state capital, to prevent the annual flood disaster in the metropolis. According to local media, it was noticed on Monday that – in spite of the lockdown of the state – workers dredging the Asa River […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Black & Veatch has provided engineering design and support for permitting and construction on a project that will upgrade submarine cable and transmission line in Boston Harbor. Installation of a new underground and submarine transmission line enables future dredging work needed for import and export at one of New England’s busiest seaports. This line supplies […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a $1 million dredging project along Estero de Tripa de Gallina, considered the longest creek in Metro Manila and one of Manila Bay’s tributaries. In his report to DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, DPWH National Capital Region Director Ador G. Canlas said that desilting […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has received $100 million to continue work on the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Flood Risk Management Project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan released. This project is intended to provide flood risk reduction for the more than 230,000 people and 70 square […]

  • 29 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has awarded a $59.4 million contract to Ames Construction, Inc. to complete the Wild Rice River structure portion of the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project. The contract for the Wild Rice River structure is the second construction contract to be awarded […]

  • 6 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Canal and River Trust has officially begun work to dredge Titford Pools in Oldbury as part of a £3.1 million project to improve water quality and encourage wildlife back to the area. Working in partnership with the European Regional Development Fund, Highways England, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and volunteers from the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Sand pumping to replenish the beaches between Kingston Park and Somerton Park is wrapping up ready for summer, informs the South Australian Department for Environment and Water (DEW). Around 100,000 cubic meters of sand has been successfully pumped via the sand recycling pipeline from Glenelg to the beaches between Kingston Park and Somerton Park. DEW […]