Huge upgrade project for commercial port in Algeria

18 November 2009

A project unveiled this week by the Algerian Government aims to triple the capacities of the commercial port of Béjaïa between now and 2025.

This is a project of critical importance, since the quays and interim storage capacities of the port have almost reached their limits.

The stages of the project were revealed this week during a visit by the Minister of Public Works Amar Ghoul to the Province of Béjaïa.

In the first instance, 125 million Dollars will be invested to create 200 linear metres of quayside space. The work will likewise include the deepening of the dock basins and channels to allow high-capacity vessels to access to the port.

The motorway, the national highways, and the railways in the area will also be upgraded to facilitate the transport of merchandise.

A second phase, planned for between now and 2015, will require an investment of 415 million Dollars in order to create 870 linear metres of quays and 62 hectares of open ground so as to triple the storage capacities.

Finally, between now and 2025, 214 linear metres of quays will be created for an amount  of 48.5 million Dollars.<br/>

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