BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Southeast China's Fujian Province recently issued a coastal ports layout plan (2020-2035), aiming to build the world-class modern port clusters by 2035 with reasonable division of functions, optimized spatial layout, sufficient capabilities and comparative advantages, reported Fujian Daily on Wednesday.
By 2025, the total throughput of coastal ports in the province is expected to reach 680 million tonnes and four major ports each with throughput over hundreds of millions tonnes will be built.
By 2035, the total throughput will reach 880 million tonnes, of which the throughput of the Port of Xiamen is expected to exceed 300 million tonnes with containers exceeding 20 million TEUs.
The plan clarifies that the province's coastal ports are composed of four ports including the port of Xiamen, Fuzhou, Meizhou Bay, and Quanzhou, according to relevant person in charge of the Fujian Provincial Port Group.
According to the plan, the province's coastal ports are expected to better serve the national and regional development strategies, fully integrate into the Belt and Road Initiative and the construction plan of world-class ports, create a distinctive brand of Maritime Silk Road, and build an important gateway hub for Fujian and the central and western regions in China for opening-up.
(Edited by Gao Jingyan with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)