Ottawa injects $ 16.5 million in the Port of Trois-Rivieres

1220922(Trois-Rivieres) In front of a bunch of dignitaries from both the federal as provincial Ottawa came consolidate it maintains great ambitions towards the Port of Trois-Rivieres. It is an amount of $ 16.5 million which will be invested in several projects, including the wharf extension 10.

Always in order to place the Port of Trois-Rivieres in an enviable position, this extension will allow an increase of dock space and storage capabilities with a new area of ​​12 000 square meters. The space between the extension and the existing quay 9 will also be filled.

In this amount from the fund for gateways and border crossings, $ 3.6 million will be used only to this extension to improve the flow of transport. Quebec meanwhile inject $ 4.9 million from the support program for investments in maritime transport infrastructure, adopted in the wake of the Maritime Strategy of the Government of Quebec.

The two levels of government that go hand in hand towards a common project: that’s an image that delighted the dignitaries present. The Port Authority of Trois-Rivieres will fill the remaining project cost is estimated at $ 14.8 million.

With 55,000 trucks, 11,000 cars and 200 merchant vessels and cruises that pass each year through the Port of Trois-Rivières, expectations are high. “This port is one of the largest in Eastern Quebec and even Canada. In the transport sector, the Port of Trois-Rivieres is a hub for the export of our mining, forestry, and food, “said François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and MP for Saint-Maurice Champlain.

This extension will require the hiring of 300 workers during construction. Subsequently, 70 permanent jobs created.

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