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Largest Infrastructure Project in Timor-Leste Starts Operation

Updated: November 08, 2022

The Tiba Bay Port , the largest infrastructure construction project in Timor-Leste since the country's founding, has been put into service.


An aerial view of the Tiba Bay Port , Timor-Leste’s largest infrastructure construction project since its founding [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]

Built by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited, the project is one of the infrastructure investments in countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

It included construction of a 630-meter port featuring one 7,000-twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) berth and one 3,500-TEU berth, as well as dredging, land reclamation and housing engineering and facilities.

Upon operation, the terminal is expected to be the only logistics center for marine trade in Timor-Leste. It will greatly improve the country's dry cargo handling capacity and will contribute to relieving its traffic pressure.

What's more, the terminal will play a role in boosting the country's economic and social development and strengthen its role in trading with other countries.

(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)