PortandTerminal.com, October 15, 2020
OTTAWA – A major expansion at the Port of Trois-Rivières has secured $CAD 33.4 million ($USD 25 million) in funding from the Canadian federal government.
Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, announced the financial backing for the Quebec terminal project Oct. 9.
Construction will clear the way for more dry and liquid bulk, as well as general cargo, to move in and out of the port between Montreal and Quebec City. Billed as Terminal 21, the project is expected to increase the port’s capacity by about 50 per cent.
The work covers approximately 100,000 square-metres just west of the existing facility and includes new docks, retaining structures, storage and road and rail links. The commitment from Ottawa will cover around 25 per cent of the building project’s total cost of $CAD 130 million ($USD 115 million).
Construction is expected to create about 630 jobs, with the new terminal opening by the end of 2023.
“This is the largest expansion phase that the port will experience in nearly 100 years and is the foundation for its future development,” said Gaetan Boivin, president and CEO of the Port of Trois-Rivieres.
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