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$35 Million Set Aside for Red River Valley Flood Protection

United States

There’s $35 million earmarked to build flood protection in the Red River Valley in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal year 2018 work plan, according to U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi...

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Sydney Energy Ventures Project Part of $75M Expansion

Canada

Provincial Energy Ventures Ltd. is finally taking a step toward expansion of its bulk material transshipment facility at Sydney harbour.A request for proposals has been issued by the company for...

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Room Tax Increase Bill for New Castle County on its Way to Governor, Portion of Funds to Help with Beach Replenishment

United States

A bill that will allow New Castle County to levy a room tax on hotel rooms is on its way to the governor.House Bill 377 was passed by lopsided margins in both the Senate and House and came about with...

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SC will Supplement Army Corps' $49M to Keep Charleston Harbor Dredging on Track

United States

The Army Corps of Engineers is setting aside $49 million this year to help deepen Charleston Harbor to 52 feet — enough money, combined with a state loan, to let big ships navigate to the Port...

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Ports of 2050

United Kingdom

UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) members, including DP World UK, Hutchison Ports and Peel Ports, have helped form the UKMPG’s latest report and infographics on the biggest developments that will shape...

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US$3B Patimban Port Project to Begin in July

Indonesia

Work on a $3bn project to build Patimban Port in Indonesia is anticipated to begin in July with the aim of the port being partially open for operation in March 2019.Indonesia's Ministry of...

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As the Maldives Gains Tourists, It’s Losing Its Beaches

Maldives

From the foyer of his small guesthouse some 100 feet from the shoreline, Mohamed Nizar, 52, was wondering how long his business could remain viable.Last year, during an unusually nasty storm, water...

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Wabasha, Corps of Engineers Pledge to Work Together

United States

The city of Wabasha and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday to work together to find a mutually beneficial answer to the issue of how to dispose of dredge...

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Singapore Firm to Draw up Chinese Investment Zone Plan in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal for Singapore-based urban planning consultancy Surbana Jurong Pvt Ltd, owned by state investor Temasek Holdings Ltd, to draw up a plan for a Chinese...

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Dredging, Potential Sand Issue Pose Challenge to Oak Island's Sea Turtle Protectors

United States

Between constantly monitoring for sea turtles and relocating nests outside work areas and previously placed darker sands, Oak Island’s Sea Turtle Protection Program members have their hands full this...

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Federal Funding May Finally Flow for Ala Wai Canal Flood Control

United States

The U.S. House has approved a measure that includes $199 million for a flood control project in the Ala Wai watershed, including the Ala Wai Canal that borders Waikiki.U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard...

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Port of Astoria Seeks Grant to Plan at East Mooring Basin

United States

The Port of Astoria is applying for a state grant to fund a master plan for the East Mooring Basin, an ailing marina and popular tourist draw at the foot of 36th Street.Kevin Cronin, the city’s former...

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House Passes Water Bill with Measures to Help the Great Lakes and Cleveland

United States

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that authorizes federal spending for water projects and demands that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promptly release a long-awaited final...

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GRDA Lays Out Proposed Studies for Relicense - Corps Hydrologist Refers to Lake Operations as ‘Nightmare’

United States

Two days of meetings for the presentation of GRDA’s Proposed Study Plan for their relicensing request for the operation of the Pensacola Hydroelectric Project 1494-438 to FERC (Federal Energy...

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$139M Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Opens Next Year

United States

Tribal leaders and elected officials joined Washington State Ferries (WFS) in August 2017 to celebrate construction of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal. The gathering represented a decade of planning...