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Posted 2/7/2019

Release no. 19-008


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Catalina Carrasco
787-289-7037
787-729-6879 (cell)
Catalina.carrasco@usace.army.mil

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an Industry Day, Feb. 26 in San Juan to discuss upcoming construction projects funded by Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

The event will take place at the Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico, located at 500 Calle Ing. Antolin Nin Martinez, starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 21. 

To register for the event and to view a copy of the agenda, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xE994

The Corps will discuss flood risk reduction projects located throughout Puerto Rico, including Rio de Plata, Rio Grande de Loiza, Rio Grande de Arecibo, Rio Guanajibo at Mayaguez and Rio Nigua at Salinas. Work includes channel improvements, levee construction, relocating infrastructure such as bridges and road ramps, mitigation, and much more.

“We’re very interested in sharing the upcoming projects with members of industry,” said Milan Mora, Chief, Antilles Section USACE Jacksonville District. “As well as hearing what they may bring to the table in terms of workforce expertise, equipment, materials and more.”

Public Law 115-123, referred to as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, provides funding and authority for the Corps to address impacts caused by natural disasters. The law emphasizes states and territories impacted by hurricanes’ Harvey, Irma and Maria, and allocates more than $2.5 billion for projects in Puerto Rico. These projects will help reduce future risk to hundreds of communities adversely impacted by storm events. 

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