Côte d'Ivoire Terminal, the concessionaire of the 2nd container terminal of the port of Abidjan, gave a progress report on the project on Tuesday 22 February 2022, during a press visit to the construction site in the port area of Treichville. Treichville.
In front of the national and international press, Mr. Koen De Backker, the General Manager of Côte d'Ivoire Terminal, presented a progress report on the construction of this terminal.
From the exchanges with the press, it emerged that the new terminal of Abidjan will be operational in November 2022 and will allow Côte d'Ivoire to have an infrastructure that will enable it to accompany the growth dynamics of the sub-regional economy.
At the end of a field visit, mainly to the quays, the entrance and exit booths and the power station, the media men and women were able to see the progress of the work started in November 2020 and which has reached a completion rate of 60% by the end of January 2022.
This project, according to André N'Doli Kouadio, Director of Engineering and Project Management of the Port of Abidjan, was made possible thanks to investments of about 269 billion CFA francs made upstream by the authorities, for earthworks and the creation of 37.5 hectares of land by hydraulic fill.
The latter's investment of 262 billion CFA francs consisted of the construction of superstructures and the acquisition of equipment for this future hub of the Ivorian port industry.
Thus, the representatives of Côte d'Ivoire Terminal announce the reception at the port of Abidjan between April and August 2022, of state-of-the-art equipment, including 36 electric tractors, 6 quay gantries, as well as 13 park gantries, to improve the operational capacities of the port and reinforce the attractiveness of Abidjan.
They also state that this new modern, innovative and sustainable terminal will be a major asset for Côte d'Ivoire and will consolidate its leadership in West Africa.