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Klaipeda port invests EUR 24 mln into infrastructure

BC, Vilnius, 30.07.2020.Print version
ithuania's port of Klaipeda has invested around 24 million euros into infrastructure this year, and the crisis has not stopped a single investment project, the port's authority reported on July 30th, cites LETA/BNS.

The European Unions has provided a fifth of funding.

The port's CEO Algis Latakas says the port now plans to reconstruct its breakwaters.

"Following the implementation of this project, the depth of 17 meters will be reached in the shipping canal in the port's northern part until ships' first turnaround circle," Latakas was quoted as saying in a statement.

"The area of Malku Bay has been deepened to 14.5 meters this year, the embankments used by Bega and Klasco have been reconstructed, the pier of the Central Klaipeda terminal has been extended to accommodate ships 230 in length. Before that, it could be only used by ships up to 200 meters long.

Following the deepening of Malku Bay, there are plans reconstruct the embankments of Vakaru Laivu Gamykla, Malku Bay, Klaipeda Container Terminal to accommodate bigger ships.

Moreover, the reconstruction of embankments of Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil) to deepen them to 17 meters and to be able to accommodate three ships at the same instead of the existing two.

The port of Klaipeda plans to invest 352 million euros, including 135 million euros of EU funds,  intro infrastructure 2020–2023.

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