1.4 billion USD for port infrastructure projects in Algeria
16 March 2011
Abdelkader Kheta, director of maritime infrastructures, announced that 1.4 billion dollars will be invested over the next four years in order to complete several construction and renovation projects at ports in Algeria.
A release from the APS press agency reports that the works will consist of the creation of three fishing ports and marinas at Sidna Youcha , Beni K'sila , Oued Z'hor and Madagh.
The project also includes works to extend the fishing ports at Raïs Hamidou, Cherchell, Honaïne and the old and new ports at El Kala.
Reinforcement works on the piers will be carried out at the container terminal of the port of Oran and at the commercial ports of Ténès, Skikda, Annaba, Chtaïbi and Arzew.
There are also plans to reinforce the piers and to underpin the quays of the ports of Mostaganem and Béjaïa.
Dredging operations will also be carried out in the oil tanker port of Skikda and the ports of Annaba and Ténès.