Inauguration ceremony of the Multipurpose Industrial Terminal in San Pedro
On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, took place at the port of San Pedro, the inauguration ceremony of the Multipurpose Industrial Terminal in San Pedro (TIPSP) by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Patrick ACHI, in the presence of the President of the National Assembly, Mr. Adama Bictogo, the President of the Economic, Social, Environmental and Cultural Council, Mr. Aka Aouélé, the Minister of Transport, Mr. Amadou Koné and the administrative, political and customary authorities of San Pedro.
Spread over an area of 14 hectares, the multipurpose industrial terminal of the port of San Pedro is the result of a Public-Private Partnership, part of a vast program of modernization and expansion of the port area. The multipurpose industrial terminal of the port of San Pedro comprises 2 multifunctional quays, including a 270 m linear quay based on 15 m depth, to accommodate Panamax type vessels (6 million tons of goods per year) and a 220 m linear quay based on 14 m depth for the handling of Handymax type vessels (5 million tons of goods per year).
The overall cost of the project is 752 billion CFA francs of which 284 billion CFA francs for the public part and 468 billion CFA francs for the private part.
“The Multipurpose Industrial Terminal will strengthen the activities of the port and its links with other countries, through an efficient port system, facilitating access to landlocked regions to reliable transport services, at affordable costs and with good transit times. This will contribute to the creation of many jobs, especially for young people in our country, but also among our regional partners,” said Prime Minister Patrick Achi.
For the Ivorian Minister of Transport, Amadou Koné, “This structuring project will contribute to the increase of the industrial GDP, the improvement of the balance of trade, the competitiveness of Ivorian export sectors and the creation of thousands of jobs in the country, especially in peri-urban areas where demographic pressure is strong.
It should be noted that the commissioning of this new ultramodern terminal will allow the processing of various products, including ores (Manganese, Nickel, Lithium, Iron, etc.), cement and petroleum products and fertilizers, as well as improving the performance of the Port of San Pedro.
The TIPSP will generate 750 direct jobs during the construction phase; 120 direct jobs during the operation phase and 3600 indirect jobs during the operation phase.
The commissioning of TIPSP Pier 1 is scheduled for December 2022.