Providence Fishing Port extension project might complete ahead of schedule

Posted By Stop Illegal Fishing:9th Apr, 2018:

Providence Fishing Port extension project’s second phase is completed more than 75 percent. It is believed that with the same speed, the completed project shall be handed over in July instead of August 2018.

Fisheries and Agriculture Minister, Pamela Charlette, received this news while her visit to the site according to her scheduled visits for 2018.

The Minister and her delegates met Japanese consultant and contractor, O. Kurata Kurata and Y. Hamaguchi at the project site. They were briefed about the project contents and its progress during the visit.

There would be a one 10-tonne daily capacity ice plant, 216m long sheet piling quay, hard surfacing of the area along the quay with interlocking blocks, a covered shed under which fish will be discharged, placing of 10 numbered mooring buoys, quay lightings, and freshwater points.

The project started in April 2017 and the project progress is satisfactory as per the minister. The second phase is aimed to solve issues like, increasing berthing and mooring space, improve waiting time to load and unload, fishing port congestion, damage to fishing boats due to less mooring space and to improve ice production capacity.

The initiation of the current project happened during the President James Michel visit to Japan for the conference on African Development in 2013. The conference was the 5th Tokyo International Conference. The consultant then visited Seychelles and conducted their baseline survey to collect the relevant data and justified the need of the project.

Source: Devdiscourse

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