French group Bolloré Transport & Logistics has been chosen by the Timor-Leste (East Timor) government to build and manage the deepwater port of Dili under a public-private partnership, the group said in a statement.
In a statement issued Monday, the group said that the ambitious project involves construction of a 630-metre long and 15 metre deep dock, as well as onshore facilities on a plot of 24 hectares.
According to the statement sent to Macauhub, the partnership will be in place for 30 years, and this project will create 350 direct jobs as well as those created by the companies that build the port.
In November 2015, the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste announced that the contract for the public-private partnership with the French group for construction and management of the port of Tibar would be signed in the first quarter of 2016.
The Bolloré Transport & Logistics group was better rated than the only other competitor, UK company Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, a subsidiary of DP World group, Dubai.
Along the way other competitors dropped out including the consortium made up of Portuguese companies Mota-Engil – Ambiente e Serviços, Mota-Engil, Engenharia e Construção and the Besik group and International Container Terminal Services Inc. of the Philippines. (macauhub/BR/PT/TL)