Inauguration of upgraded Davao port

The Philippines: The newly upgraded facilities of Davao Port will allow the port to handle more cargo vessels from South East Asia, the Middle East and the USA.

The US$8.6 million upgrade was recently completed and the inauguration, held last Friday was attended by President Gloria Arroyo. The port’s 42.35-metre by 18-metre quay was upgraded and the facilities were expanded to include a 3,180 square metre reinforced concrete wharf. Also known as the Sasa Wharf, the Port of Davao is ranked fourth in the Philippines in terms of container cargo traffic and container volume performance. The expansion project was part of a multi-million dollar infrastructure program initiated by President Arroyo as part of her plan for the country’s overall development strategy.

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