Jan De Nul tipped to win massive Bangladeshi dredging contract

Jan De Nul tipped to win massive Bangladeshi dredging contract

Bangladesh today takes a big step in making a name for itself on the map of south Asian megaports.

The government is expected to sign a $2bn deal with Belgian dredging company Jan De Nul today to kick off a big development at Payra port, whereby ships 300 m long, and 14 m deep should be able to call at the port, which lies to the west of Chittagong, by the end of 2018.

This marks the first phase of a triple phase project expected to be completed by 2024 that will include facilities to handle containers, dry bulk and LNG.

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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