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March 6, 2021

Lae Tidal Basin Project Ahead of Schedule

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The multi-million kina Lae Tidal Basin will become one of the leading players towards boosting Papua New Guinea's economy.

Over a hectare of seabed has been dredged in preparation for the largest port in the country to be constructed.

China Harbor Engineering company is responsible for the construction.

And there’s a lot to build…

“Currently, we are two months ahead of schedule”, said Mr. Ila Mari, a representative from the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC).

The IPBC is taking the responsibility in making sure that the construction is on schedule.

Yesterday with the management team of the China Harbor Engineering company, the IPBC Managing Director, Wasantha Kumarastri praised the Chinese contractor for the progress of the project.

“The China Harbor Engineering Company is doing an excellent job”, Mr Kumarastrei said.

The Lae Tidal Basin project has so far been the largest project, currently under construction in Lae.

More than 10 thousand tonnes of steel and over 180 thousand cubic meters of concrete have so far been used for the construction.

If completed, it will be the largest port in the South Pacific.


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