Singapore, the world’s second-busiest container port, has started building a harbour to double the island-city’s capacity to meet growing demand.

The first of a four-stage advancement of the profound water port in the western piece of Singapore began last Friday, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said in an announcement.

The initial stage would have 20 berths, with a capacity to handle 20 million 20-ft containers a year when completed, the government said.

Singapore is one of numerous nations in the locale burning through billions of dollars to include port limit as exchange inside the mainland extends at a speedier pace than amongst Asia and Europe.

The venture is additionally gone for drawing in a developing number of huge vessels handling the Asia-Europe exchange path. The city-state is building the new port west of the current 1,000ha site, and the yearly limit is set to twofold to 65 million boxes over around three decades.

Reclamation of 294ha for the first phase is slated to be completed in the early 2020s, the government said.

An endeavor between South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co and Dredging International Asia Pacific Pte is attempted the underlying improvement, which will likewise incorporate digging and the development of the wharf structure.

Singapore will redevelop the current port region into the Southern Waterfront City by 2027 when leases for the terminals expire, the government has said.

The facility overlooks the Sentosa island, home to Genting Singapore Plc’s casino, Universal Studios Inc’s theme park and the world’s largest aquarium.


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