Baku port construction 1st stage to end until late 2017 (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 21
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
The first stage of construction of the Baku International Sea Trade Port in Azerbaijan’s Alat settlement will be completed until late 2017, director general of the port, Taleh Ziyadov told reporters in Baku Nov. 21.
“Major work is currently underway at the Ro-Ro and dry cargo transshipment terminals, as well as at the construction of a 650-meter quay, where five ships will be able to moor at the same time,” Ziyadov said. “When the first stage is completed, the port will handle 1,280 tons of cargo per day.”
Once all the three stages of the port’s construction are completed, the port will handle 7,660 tons of cargo per day, he added.
Ziyadov also noted that this year the Baku International Sea Trade Port was planning to handle over 4 million tons of cargo.
“Considering that this figure for the first three quarters of 2016 was 3.25 million tons, we think that the handling plan has been fulfilled,” said Ziyadov.
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