The winning contractor will be required to draw up a master plan to integrate port activities into the urban environment. The main objectives of the project are to develop cruise business, cultural, leisure and commercial activities, and to host innovative firms at Tablada dock and the adjacent district. The chosen contractor will also need to preserve and showcase the local port and industrial heritage, and propose an inclusive approach.
The framework cooperation agreement aims to achieve harmony between City and Port, as the new port of Kribi grows in stature. The quest to reconcile port and urban strategies needs to promote the local territory as a port conurbation, and a Socio-Economic Support Programme for the Kribi area (PASEK) will soon be created to this end.
The project will create over 11 miles of park and a network of promenades for the local community. There will also be a bridge to Port Covington, a district in the south of Baltimore where other regeneration projects are also in progress.
The aim is to create a port and urban land development plan for the Citadelle area. The chosen contractor will be required to carry out an exhaustive assessment of the district, create scenarios, put together a guide plan and produce pre-operational studies.
Between the Rhône and Saône rivers, the 150 hectare former industrial sites serves as a testing ground for the smart city for the Lyon metropolitan area, with bioclimatic buildings, new mobility solutions, biodiversity development, and more. Some 3000 trees have been planted on the site, particularly in the six hectare area known as “The Champ” (“The Field”), a project designed with local residents to create a real urban forest.
Campus do Mar (Ocean Campus) will be developed between Lisbon and Oeiras in three phases leading up to 2030. The aim is to establish Portugal as an international player in R&D and training in the fields of marine science and the blue economy. The project also includes plans for a marina, hotels, restaurants, public spaces,… Three-quarters of the 300 million euro budget will be financed by private funds.
Where the previous plan stressed improving sea access, the new one looks to generating profits from these new competitive advantages. This plan concludes two years of discussions with all the stakeholders. Sustainability and resilience are the key, and will require the port to commit to close partnerships with neighbouring communities. The review of concession contracts will follow the same guidelines.
The City has adopted a target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025, and has already cut its carbon emissions by over 40% from 1990 levels. Several of the buildings developed in the former industrial port district are designed with the target in mind, using recycled materials and sustainable energy (solar, sea water cooling, etc.). However, the City also has to contend with a demographic growth and rising real estate prices, particularly for social housing.
For Gaëtan Boivin, the object is to apply pressure to Transport Canada in advance of the federal elections next autumn. The Port aims to diversify its activities by developing shops and flats, particularly in Warehouse N°1. A pedestrian and cycle promenade will connect the port with the Cogeco amphitheatre, a multifunctional cultural space. Various important figures have pledged their support, including the mayor of Three Rivers.
The 10-15 year project by Suria Capital Holdings Bhd has recently been unveiled. Jesselton Waterfront City will include an international conference centre, hotels, shops and offices, as well as a terminal for cruise ships and international ferries. The work to transfer existing port activities to Sabah Ports is due to start in late 2019.