Malaysia: Samalaju Port Project to Involve Massive Dredging Works
The new Samalaju Port project in Bintulu will involve massive dredging and reclamation works, reports thestar.com.
According to the PEIA report, 18.98ha would be reclaimed for the construction of port platform areas.
“As the project is situated on a shallow continental shoreline, it is anticipated that dredging activities would be required to be carried out to deepen the approach channel and two turning basin areas within the port basin, outer zone and internal zone,” says the report.
The contract would be divided into two sections.
Samalaju Port, to be operational in 2015 and could raise its capacity to 30 million tonnes a year.
Dredging Today Staff, June 25, 2012; Image: bintuluport