Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Frankston lobbies against port plans

FRANKSTON Council says its call for a container port at Hastings is based on economic benefits and concern for the environment.The mayor Cr Sandra Mayer said on Friday that the state government’s...

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San Rafael group trawls for support in dredging canal

The Friends of the Canal, a group organized to obtain funds to dredge the San Rafael Canal, met with waterfront business owners, yacht harbor operators and property owners Sunday to get input on how...

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Accumulated silt: Rawal Lake storage capacity shrinks by 37 per cent

Experts said that the dam, the only reservoir catering to the needs of over 3 million residents of Rawalpindi, had completed its life expectancy.The authorities have to discharge extra water when it...

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Attorney General Joins in Lawsuit Against Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Attorney General Jim Hood has joined Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Louisiana Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the...

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Tourism stakeholders call for repairs to Davao’s Sta. Ana Port

Tourism stakeholders have called for immediate upgrades to be made to the Sta. Ana Port before proceeding with plans for a mixed-use complex at the site.The port, built more than 50 years ago, is...

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$1m to dredge river

THE dredging of flood prone Vaileka River will require about $1million, says Rakiraki Town Council CEO Rakesh Chandra.He said a proposal was submitted to the ministry concerned for approval."We have...

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Ottawa County still mulling proposal to study Grand River dredging

The question, according to Ottawa County officials, is whether or not the river should be left as a quiet waterway or "improved" to allow recreational traffic to navigate the entire length of the...

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More time, studies requested before Searsport dredging project

Politicians and lobstermen came together in Belfast on Tuesday at a press conference held to urge state and federal agencies to slow down and reduce the scope of a proposed Searsport harbor dredging...

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Deepwater Horizon restoration projects set to start rolling

The recent $18.5 billion settlement reached by BP in the Deepwater Horizon case (see earlier story) should pave the way for long planned Gulf Coast restoration projects to get under way.Great Lakes...

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Council to consider engineering contract for lagoon dredging

Council will consider awarding a contract to an engineering firm to develop a dredging strategy when it meets 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9 at City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.According to the...

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Hiring out dredging

Storm Lake’s tremendous dredging program would not be as far along as it is were it not for the locally organized work crew and infrastructure. As we have noted before, City Infrastructure Director...

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Could standoff over eelgrass preservation and dredging be over?

In the years following its discovery in Newport Harbor, eelgrass has been getting a bad reputation among some dock owners.Although the underwater grass with its green, slender blades plays an...

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Siltation in Odisha’s Paradip harbour poses threat to fishermen

The fishing harbour in Odisha’s Paradip, the biggest in the country, is posing a threat to the lives of fishermen as the berth and the Mahanadi river confluence has allegedly not been dredged since...

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With disagreements in the past, Jasper port board focuses on landmark permit application

With a permit application looming and a brand new design that will more quickly load and unload the huge container ships headed to the East Coast in future years, the once-contentious Jasper Ocean...

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Jhelum Fury

With Jhelum’s belly filled by silt up to its brim, a day’s downpour sends the alarm bells ringing in valley. So far the government has been clueless on how to intervene to prevent September like...