Latest News for: Port funding


Taranaki regional councillors reject Māori call for two seats at table

RNZ 21 Sep 2021
Taranaki Regional councillors have rejected calls from Māori for two seats at next year's local body elections ... South Taranaki general roll voters had also objected to losing a councillor under the 11-seat proposal ... "For example, when the TRC looks for funding for the likes of ports, airports, stadium we would have been ideal partners ... .

Three government officials to offer insights at South County Tiger Bay luncheon

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 20 Sep 2021
VENICE – The South County Tiger Bay Club will host its second live meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, when Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis, Venice City Manager Ed Lavallee, and Interim North Port City Manager Jason Yarborough talk about the state of south Sarasota County.

New Orleans Cruising Resumes as Ports Appeal for Recovery Aid

The Maritime Executive 20 Sep 2021
The Ports of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Fourchon, Morgan City, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, South Louisiana, and Terrebonne formally submitted a request to President Biden to ensure ports are included in bills for urgent funding from Congress ... “The Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad are resilient and strong.

Tornado relief funding still available for Port Austin residents

Huron Daily Tribune 20 Sep 2021
For those looking to receive relief funding due to the tornado that came through Port Austin in June, there is still some available. Huron County Emergency Services Director Randy Miller said there is still $14,000 in funding that has yet to be allocated.

Pakistan: 40 buses arrive in Karachi for its first mass transit service

Gulf News 20 Sep 2021
A fleet of 40 state-of-the-art buses has arrived at the Karachi’s Port from China for the Green Line section of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) to be launched as the first mass transit service of the city. The Green Line bus corridor is a federally funded project completed with a cost of Rs27 billion.

Ignorance worsening burden of tropical diseases in Nigeria – Experts

Business Day Online 20 Sep 2021
Akpan said this at a two-day media dialogue organised by the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the federal ministry of information and culture in collaboration with the federal ministry of health and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in Port Harcourt.

China is financing infrastructure projects around the world – many could harm nature and Indigenous communities

TDN 20 Sep 2021
Through this venture, China is providing over 100 countries with funding they have long sought for roads, railways, power plants, ports and other infrastructure projects ... China may be the world’s , but it’s not the only funding source for emerging economies.

Nine candidates for Heraklion port

Greek City Times 19 Sep 2021
Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) on Friday announced that 9 Interested Parties have submitted an Expression of Interest for the acquisition of a majority stake of at least 67% of the “ Heraklion Port Authority” (HPA S.A.) ... 9) THESSALONIKI PORT AUTHORITY S.A.

Big battle brewing on JNPT container terminal privatisation tender

Business Line 19 Sep 2021
QTerminals is a terminal operating company jointly formed by Qatar Ports Management Company and Qatar Navigation. It runs Hamad Port, Qatar’s gateway to world trade ... NSICT was one of the first two private container terminals that started operations after India opened major ports to private funds in the late 1990’s.

First consignment of 40 Green Line buses arrives, to be operational in two months: Governor

Urdu Point 19 Sep 2021
The governor, flanked with the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar while congratulating Karachiites on the arrival of 40 Hybrid Electric Buses from China to Karachi Port, said that Sindh's first consignment of federally-funded mass transit system had been completed successfully ... \932 ....

Global Britain’s cheerleaders may have to live with lasting damage to exports

The Observer 19 Sep 2021
Port operators building their own border facilities have roundly criticised the government’s handling of the funding process for the multimillion-pound infrastructure projects, where financial allocations were confirmed only a fortnight before Brexit.

Wyden calls for bolstered ports infrastructure

The World 18 Sep 2021
Senator Ron Wyden recently called for at least $2.5 billion in funding to address port congestion in the upcoming Build Back Better ... “We write to urge your support for addressing port congestion through funding the Maritime Administration’a Port Infrastructure Development Program.

Laredo airport to receive over $7M for expansion, upgrades

LMT Online 18 Sep 2021
Henry Cuellar announced $7,222,563 in federal funding for expansion, improvements and upgrades to Laredo International Airport on Friday. The funding includes support for the expansion of the existing terminal building, equipment for the Coronavirus Response Grant Program and help for small concessions inside the airport.

Proposal to be reviewed could generate nearly $18.63 million during 10-year period

Muskogee Phoenix 18 Sep 2021
Proponents of a special tax district at the Port of Muskogee will pitch a second plan on Tuesday that shortens the time during which ad valorem tax revenue will be captured and reapportioned for economic development ... Retired Port Director Scott Robinson told committee members during an Aug.