Durrës, Albania (PortSEurope) November 18, 2018 – Albania’s second port, Vlora, is to receive investment worth €15 million ($17.13 million) to develop harbour and the local ferry industry.
In addition to this investment, a project on expansion of the passenger terminal is also underway in an investment worth about 213 million lek (€1.71 million). The port structure will be expanded and envisages the processing of 3 to 4 ferries at the same time in a project designed to reconstruct and expand the port’s western quay, advance the offshore belt linking the two existing quays, deepen the basin and extend the facilities by about 3 hectares.
The port’s Director Admir Malaj said that 80% of the works to expand the two quays has already completed. “The new terminal, a project worth 212 million lek (€1.7 million), covers an area of about 2,700 m². The old terminal’s area was around 383 m² and offered only limited handling and service facilities. The Border Police will be housed in new expanded facilities that will process around 3,000 passengers.
The existing passenger terminal of Vlora port covers an area of around 400 m² and it fails to meet the basic conditions for the growing number of passengers moving through this port. The terminal expansion project consists of increasing service quality, speed in processing operations and controls, and functional environments to handle any influx of people at peat season.
Source: Government of Albania
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