The Netherlands to pay for dredging Mozambique’s Beira port and Denmark to provide an oceanic dredger

12 February 2007

Beira, Mozambique, 12 Feb – The government of the Netherlands plans to contribute US$18 million to two emergency dredging projects for the access channel to the Mozambican port of Beira and respective maneuver basins, the chairman of Mozambican port and railroad management company, CFM, said Friday in Beira.

Speaking at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Directors’ Council of CFM, which ended Friday in Beira, Rui Fonseca said that dredging the access channel to the port of Beira would make it possible to permanently moor large-draught ships.

Fonseca also said that the Danish government would provide US$40 million to buy an oceanic dredger with a capacity to dredge around 2.5 million cubic meters of sediment.

CFM’s chairman also said that the company’s provision to the National Dredging Fund would increase from US$3 million to US$4 million. (macauhub)

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