Djibouti has opened its new 690 hectare mega port with world-class facilities and equipment manufactured by Chinese firm ZPMC.

The $590 million Doraleh Multipurpose Port project started in 2015 was jointly financed by Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA) and China Merchant Holding (CMHC) to connect Asia, Africa and Europe.

The port is one of four new ports in the Horn of Africa nation co-funded by China to establish Africa’s largest free-trade zone that can handle $7 billion of goods every year, a statement by the port authority said.

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