Sod Cutting Ceremony for Jamestown New Harbor

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, yesterday cut the sod for the construction of the $60 million Jamestown Fishing Port Complex in Accra.

At a ceremony in Accra, the President said that the project, which had been on the drawing board since 1965, is now becoming a reality.

Today we are going to see something different…this harbor project will move from the drawing board to actual construction and it would bring a lot of jobs and trading activities to Jamestown and beyond,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Addressing the gathering at Jamestown, the President indicated that the construction of the harbor is being made possible by a $60 million grant by the Chinese Government, and thanked the Chinese President, His Excellency Xi Jinping, for this act of solidarity and friendship.

Also at the ceremony was the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Shi Ting Wang who said that he will actively promote the progress of the project and strive for its early completion to enable the fishermen to benefit.

Overall, the Jamestown Harbor project will include the dredging of about 118, 000 cubic meters of harbor basin, construction of about 1,200 meters of hydraulic structures, production facilities, such as office buildings, trading markets, cold storage, processing and commercial area.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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