1st Quarter 2017 – five new members!
18 April, 2017 7:45 am Leave your thoughts
AIVP is delighted to welcome five new organisations to its worldwide network:
- The Corporacion Antiguo Puerto Madero (Buenos Aires, Argentina), after several years’ absence, has re-joined AIVP. The largest port sector regeneration project in Latin America and one of the most ambitious in the world at 170 hectares (!) is nearing completion. In the space of two decades, vast swathes of abandoned port and industrial land have been turned into Buenos Aires’ best known residential and leisure district!
- The Normandy Region (France): With 600 km of coastline and numerous waterways including the Seine, Normandy is actively committed to a “Normandy Land and Sea” strategy as it seeks to tackle two major challenges, namely the quality of water, onshore and marine aquatic environments, and also adapting the coastline to climate change. The region is a supporter of port development and the blue economy, notably through the renewable marine energy programme.
- The Grand Port Maritime de la Guyane (France): Created in 2013, the Grand Port Maritime is the main commercial port in the French overseas region of Guiana. Some 95% of Guianan goods pass through it. In 2017, the port will see the construction of a new entrance/exit complex, modernisation of handling facilities, studies on the creation of an energy terminal, inter-regional cabotage, development of port cruise services, and more.
- The Port of Kinshasa (DR Congo): Connected to Brazzaville by the river Congo and to Matadi by road, Kinshasa’s river port is an important economic engine for Central Africa. The port of Kinshasa offers extraordinary development potential with over 10,000 kilometres of navigable waterways. The decision to join AIVP reflects the port’s commitment to expanding its international outlook.
- Port Autonome de Kribi (Cameroun) : the port of Kribi created in december 2016, will allow the growth of tropical wood exports and will be equipped with mineral and fruit terminals, in addition to container traffic. Kribi is already a popular seaside town with a rapidly growing tourist industry, and the project’s attraction also lies in plans to create a new city that will eventually be home to 80,000 residents. The company Royal Haskoning intends to build an urban and industrial zone designed to act as an international economic showcase for a modern Cameroon.
We would like to wish a warm welcome to our new members, and will follow their projects with great interest.