Extension to Autonomous Port of Nouakchott completed in 2013
6 May 2011
The works on constructing an extension to the autonomous port of Nouakchott, already under way, will be completed by the end of 2013, it has been learned by the APA press agency.
The President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, visited the site last Wednesday.
The port, which will be able to accommodate seven ships at once, instead of the current three, will thus become "one of the biggest and most important" in North and West Africa, the agency was informed by an official source at the port of Nouachkott.
"This means it will be able to supply the needs of Mali and Niger and other countries in West Africa for goods and essential products", she added.
The project's managers hope that this extension will stimulate the economic development of the whole region.
Once the works are completed, the port will have, among others, an oil tanker quay and two quays reserved for containers.