A newly rehabilitated Ksh.500 million dockyard tug jetty was commissioned at the port of Mombasa.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Kenya Ports Authority [KPA] board of directors chairman Major General (Rtd) Joseph Kibwana said they have been spending a lot of resources to ensure they have the best infrastructure at the port.
He reiterated they are at an advanced stage in the construction of a new container berth with the new Kipevu oil terminal project underway.
“We have completed the first berth at the Lamu port and the Kisumu port has been rehabilitated which have been launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta,” he pointed out.
Kibwana said soon the port of Mombasa will be the best facility along the Indian Ocean due to proper investment on infrastructure.
He spoke during the commissioning of a newly rehabilitated dockyard tug jetty at the port of Mombasa in Mombasa county.
The KPA chairman said the completion of facility had taken a long time to acquisition but pointing out that the facility will serve the port for eighty years.
Kibwana said the facility can be used by all tugs at the port of Mombasa.
He further said the authority’s three main activities are within the marine department, container department and convention cargo.
“The port of Mombasa is classified as a compulsory pottage facility for harbour tugs and mooring boats which contribute a lot in ensuring ships dock safely,” he pointed out.
On his part, KPA acting managing director Rashid Salim said the newly rehabilitated tug jetty was constructed within the required standards.
He reminded the forum the facility has the capacity to accommodate all types of harbour tugs which dock for maintenance and repairs among others services.
“The rehabilitated facility is designed within local stability requirements, he pointed out.
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