Ivory Coast awards San Pedro port expansion to MSC, Bilal Group

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast has awarded a project to upgrade its second port of San Pedro to global shipping giant Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the Bilal Group, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting in the commercial capital Abidjan, Bruno Kone said MSC would invest 122 billion CFA francs ($209.14 million) and the Bilal Group 186 billion CFA francs ($318.83 million) under the build-operate-transfer deal.

($1 = 583.3300 CFA francs)


(Reporting by Loucoumane Coulibaly; Editing by Joe Bavier and Emma Farge)


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