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Brazil to Auction State-Run Port Administrator

The Brazilian Ministry of Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation (MTPA) has included Maranhao state-run Port Administrator Companhia Docas do Maranhao (Codomar) in a nation’s concessions program, also known as the Investment Partnership Program (PPI). Brazil expects to “privatize” the state-owned company, in a move to help the country… Read More

Administration Releases Civil Works FY19 Budget

On February 12, the Trump administration released details for the fiscal year 2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program. The budget provides $4.785 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program, including $1.930 billion for commercial navigation, $1.491 billion for flood and storm damage reduction, and $224.464… Read More

R.D. James to Head Corps of Engineers

On January 25, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Rickey Dale “R.D.” James to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the position of Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. James was a self-employed farmer and manager of cotton gins and grain elevators for the A.C. Read More