Togo’s new fishing port will be delivered next month

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:29
Togo’s new fishing port will be delivered next month

(Togo First) - Construction works for Togo’s new fishing port are 93% complete. This was disclosed on the sidelines of a field visit to the project’s site last Tuesday by a delegation led by ministers of infrastructures and fishery, Ninsao Gnofam and Ouro-Koura Agadazi.

The port whose construction began in August 2017 is expected to be delivered next month. It was co-financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Togolese government. Both respectively injected 14.4 billion CFA and 2.2 billion CFA in the project.

The two ministers were satisfied with the work’s progress. The next step is to train around 22,000 players operating in this sub-sector to the good management of the new infrastructure.

In the long term, the new port which is located in Gbetsogbe-Baguida (30km from Lomé) will have a capacity of 300 pirogues. It palliates a 30% reduction of the basin of Lomé’s old fishing port and also the reduction of pirogues stationing area at this port, subsequent to works to boost capacities of Lomé’s main port.

The new port will also help increase the country’s annual fishery output. The sector, let’s emphasize, presently contributes 4% of Togo’s agricultural GDP and 1% of its overall GDP.

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