China: Guangxi Invests Big in Waterways Development Projects
According to Marine News China, Guangxi Autonomous Region will spend US$2.21 billion on waterway traffic projects this year with Beibu Gulf port capacity to be increased to 160 million tonnes, while Xijiang River’s cargo capacity to rise 100 million tonnes.
This year, Guangxi plans to build the No 403 to No 407 berth at the port of Fangcheng and the No 3 and No 4 berth in the Beihai’s Tieshan port area. Meanwhile, Guangxi will also accelerate construction at the port of Qinzhou’s Jingujiang River navigational channel and the No 1 to No 3 berth at Dalanping port area.
Fangcheng port’s berth project will take up 41 % of the total investment. Beihai port’s berth project will take up 78 %. Qinzhou’s Jingujiang river navigational channel will account for 8.5 %. Dalanping port area’s berth project will take up 3.9 %.
Dredging Today Staff, April 3, 2012;