The Director of the South African Company, SFG, Dun Can Mac Nab, announced here Tuesday that his company would set up a ship-repair y ard in Pointe-Noire, the economic and industrial capital of Congo.
“We have come to express to the Minister our intention to invest in the maritime and port field of Congo through the establishment of a structure for repairing s hips in Pointe-Noire,” Mac Nab said after holding talks with the Congolese Deput y Minister at the Merchant Marine, Martin Parfait Aime Coussoud Mavoungou.
Under the arrangement, SFG’s officials will carry out the feasibility studies of the project which is expected to enhance in the mordernization of the Port faci l ities in Pointe-Noire.
According to Mac Nab, SFG, a Cape Town-based company with lots of experience in ship repairs, will work in partnership with a company from the United Arab Emira t es.
Responding, the Congolese Deputy Minister of Merchant Marine, Mavoungou, assured the SFG delegation of Congo’s support for the project.
The autonomous port of Pointe-Noire, one of the most important in deepwater in t he Gulf of Guinea, plays a strategic role in trades in Central Africa.