The last phase of the widening project for Guangzhou Port's deep-water channel starts construction on April 3. [Photo/gznsnews.com.cn]
The last phase of the widening project for Guangzhou Port's deep-water channel started construction on April 3.
Guangzhou Port, being an international hub port, has played a significant role in the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The seaward waterway of Guangzhou Port is one of the busiest golden waterways in the world and has been the lifeline for Guangzhou Port, Humen Port, as well as the port area in west Shenzhen.
The last phase, which covers a total length of 8.2 kilometers, is expected to have 2.94 billion yuan ($415.49 million) in overall investment. The whole construction will last until the end of July this year.
The widening project will put an end to the one-way navigation of large container ships between the mouth of the Pearl River and the Nansha Port area, allowing the channel to handle two-way navigation for 100,000-ton container vessels and 150,000-ton container vessels
The construction for a batch of major projects like the fourth phase of Nansha Port will be further accelerated to ensure the full operation of the widening project for Guangzhou Port's deep-water channel by July.