Yangkou Port sees raft of new projects in 2021
Construction of the Yellow Sea Second Bridge is now in full swing. [Photo/WeChat account: rudongfb]
Major projects in 2021 for East China's Jiangsu province were recently announced by the Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission -- including a number of projects for the Yangkou Port Economic Development Zone in Rudong county, administered by Nantong city in Jiangsu.
The Yellow Sea Second Bridge is a major infrastructure project being undertaken in the development zone. Port officials said that after its completion, the carrying capacity of trucks, tankers and other industrial vehicles and the support capacity for industrial projects in the Yangkou Port area will be greatly boosted.
Also listed as major projects in the province is an expansion project for the large and heavy cargo wharf and the liquid bulk cargo berth project, both of which are on Yangguang Island in the development zone.
The wharf expansion project -- expected to be completed by the end of June -- involves an upgrade of the original 10,000-ton berth to a 50,000-ton universal berth and the construction of a new 5,000-ton universal berth.
After the upgrade, the annual throughput capacity of the wharf will be increased from 800,000 tons to more than 3 million tons, enabling it to meet the water transportation demand for raw materials and finished products produced by adjacent industry.
The implementation of major infrastructure projects has made the development zone a hot place for investment, officials said.