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Developers say Abaco port project back on schedule

China Harbour Engineering Co has recommenced work on the $39 million North Abaco port development in Coopers Town, following the completion of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Assessment. 

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Monday, December 7, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015

CHECChina Harbour Engineering Co (CHEC) has recommenced work on the $39 million North Abaco port development in Coopers Town, following the completion of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Assessment.

Following the discovery of environmental setbacks that caused work to halt temporarily at the Coopers Town construction site earlier this year, CHEC says the project is back on schedule.

“We have everything in place that we need to complete the project,” said project manager Andy Du.


“We are working hand-in-hand with the government and the people of Abaco to make sure this port construction is a success and will improve opportunities in North Abaco.”

Once complete, the 45.4-acre, state-of-the-art port facility is expected to generate dozens of jobs and create new business opportunities in the growing North Abaco community. The port concept includes an inland port and harbour with a 2.8 acre basin and 6.58 ft draft.

Post groundbreaking in late 2014, a blue hole was discovered and a Supplemental Environmental Impact Assessment had to be done as a guide to ensure complete safety during the construction period. CHEC will soon host a town hall meeting to update the public of the progress on the port as construction continues.

The Lynden Pindling International Airport in The Bahamas has won the award for Best Airport Website in North America and the Caribbean at a special recognition event hosted by Airports Council International – North America.

Cape Air has partnered with Resorts World Bimini to bring a regularly scheduled commercial seaplane service back to North Bimini, a service that has not been available since 2005. Scheduled flights will begin December 21, 2015 with two daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Bimini's North Seaplane Base at Resorts World Bimini.

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