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Congo to revamp Pointe-Noire port

Congo plans to modernise the Pointe-Noire Ports Auth ority(PAPN) with support from Ivorians in a bid to extend the container terminal

and increase the competitiveness of its industrial and commercial company, a sou r ce close to the Ministry of Maritime Transports and Merchant Navy said here Tues d ay.

The project for modernising facilities in the PAPN provides for the enlargement of the terminal which capacity will exceed over 250,000 containers, the rehabili t ation of wharfs and warehouses, of water evacuation and electricity supply netwo r ks, the construction of a unique timber yard, among other things.

The Abidjan port is among the models in the West and Central African region on t he handling of container terminal and implementation of the ISPS Code.

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