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Work on new passenger jetty at Baie Ste Anne to start soon

Construction work on a new passenger jetty and terminal with all necessary modern facilities for passengers’ comfort is expected to start next month now that the Seychelles Ports Authority has launched a tender for the R45 million project.

On Wednesday a delegation from the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) led by its chief executive, Colonel Andre Ciseau, visited the site on Eve Island Annex opposite the Baie Ste Anne district administration office and next to the cargo port, and unveiled the plan as well as an artist impression of the project which is expected to take a year and a half to complete.

Franky Laporte, SPA project director, said the new jetty and terminal have been designed in such a way to address all the current problems and shortcomings of the existing facilities and cater for all the needs and comfort of passengers.

“The new design provides for very spacious facilities which will resolve the traffic congestion problems, ease passenger movement, traffic flow as well as give easier access to facilities like restaurant, shops, toilets and other services,” Mr Laporte said.

He added that the design has been conceived in consultation with different stakeholders including boat operators.

Tender for the project is expected to close next week. Construction materials for the project including steel sheets piles are being transported on site.

Source : Seychelles NATION

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