The commission of The Port of Houston Authority approved up to $20.1 million for 2010 costs for construction and rehabilitation of the Houston Ship Channel.

Commissioners authorized payment to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for PHA’s share of expenses associated with the dredging and beneficial-use sites along the Houston Ship Channel. The funding is a requirement of an agreement between PHA and the Corps that calls for PHA to contribute 25% of the total costs associated with beneficial-use sites.