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Release Date: 02.13.2018 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Governor's Office of Communications

Governor Deal Encouraged by Port Funding in President's Budget

Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday released the following statement on the $49 million included in President Trump’s budget for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP):

“I am encouraged to see that SHEP was President Trump’s top priority when it comes to port investments,” said Deal. “The expansion of the Port of Savannah is the single most important infrastructure project not only for Georgia, but for the Southeast as a whole, and deepening it is necessary to allow larger ships like the Neo-Panamax to navigate through our ports more quickly and ensure that a greater volume of goods will be able to move through our state. On top of President Trump’s budget, we are looking forward to investment from the Army Corps of Engineers work plan to supplement this amount. Finally, I am grateful for members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation and call upon them to redouble their advocacy for federal funding during the appropriations process. To date, Georgia taxpayers have already invested the state’s full local share to SHEP, amounting to roughly $266 million, and the state’s FY 2019 budget includes an additional $35 million to ensure its completion by 2021. A timely completion of this effort will ensure resources are allocated efficiently and taxpayer dollars are spent appropriately, while making a major step forward for our national infrastructure as more, larger ships will be able to navigate through the Port of Savannah and more quickly move goods through our nation.”

Contact Info

Contact Name: Jen Talaber Ryan

Company: Governor's Office of Communications

Phone: (404) 651-7774