Algeria will start work soon on a giant new port, the country’s single largest infrastructure project undertaken since independence from France 54 years ago. The $3.3bn development at El Hamdania
The two-phase development will be a public-private partnership venture with foreign participation. The port will feature 23 docks and an overall capacity of 25.7m tonnes. The tenders for the project will be issued soon, according to local media.
Stretching over 2,000 hectares and less than 100 km away from the capital Algiers, the port is located in a sheltered natural bay with waters up to 20 m deep.