Photo: China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.
BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) - China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) has completed prefabrication of all the 22 caissons for Ro-Ro Terminal of Abidjan Port Expansion Project in Cote d’Ivoireon, according to a news release posted on CHEC's website.
The project, expected to be completed in July 2019, includes harbor basin and channels dredging, building a container terminal and a Ro-Ro terminal, and breakwater fairway renovation, according to information showed on the website of China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC).
The move of CHEC, a subsidiary of Chinese infrastructure giant - China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC) for exploring overseas market, ensured the construction plan of the following works.
On January 14, 2013, an engineering procurement construction (EPC) for the project was signed by CCCC’s parent company - China Communications Construction Group (CCCG) and the Abidjan port authority of Cote d’Ivoire, involving a contract value of about 933 million US dollars, showed the SASAC information.
The Abidjan Port Expansion Project, expected to create nearly 600 jobs and employment for around 1,000 people, is supported by Chinese policy lender - The Export-Import Bank of China with export buyers’ credit.
Upon the completion of the expansion project, the AbidjanPort, the largest port in West Africa, will boost economic development of Cote d’Ivoire.
(Edited by Duan Jing, firstname.lastname@example.org)