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Chinese to upgrade Guinea port

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has signed a massive $770m deal with Guinea’s government on Monday to upgrade the port in the capital, Conakry.

CHEC will build three docks, roads and other infrastructure in the eastern zone of the port.

“With the completion of this project extending the Autonomous Port of Conakry, it will become the largest in the sub-region,” CHEC director in Guinea, Ding Jialong, said.

China is increasingly taking iron ore and bauxite from Guinea.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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