Louisiana Ports Identify $849 Million in Capital Improvement Needs Over Next 5 Years

Louisiana Economic Development Department, Aug 21, 2007

If Louisiana's maritime infrastructure is to remain competitive over the next five years, Louisiana ports will need to complete 104 projects with a combined cost of $849 million, according to a study by the Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL).


The 2007-2011 Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan, completed by professional port planners at the Shaw Group, Inc., provides a comprehensive and objective view of historical funding sources and anticipated future capital improvement needs for Louisiana's ports.


"Funding for new port infrastructure and dredging is a state priority, and our Congressional and State Legislators are aware and supportive of the future needs," said PAL Executive Director Joe Accardo, Jr. "We must secure the funding to continue this capital improvement program for ports in our state."

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