East Timor Plans to Establish Two New Ports
East Timor is planning two new ports to help ease congestion at the capital, Dili, with both the north and south coasts set to benefit from the ambitious development plan, Port Strategy reports.
The officials will use its oil revenues to establish new sea ports at Tibar on the north coast and Suai on the south coast.
Tibar will be a multi-purpose port with a capacity of 1m tonnes/per year and will cater for commercial cargo and passengers, according to Port Strategy.
“It will be a multi-purpose seaport and include a container park, warehouse logistics area and fuel storage facilities. The port may also provide shipbuilding and repair facilities,” said the Strategic Development Plan.
World Maritime News Staff, May 17, 2012;