New Jounieh port to attract thousands of tourists

A new touristic port in Jounieh is to go ahead after the Council of Ministers approved works.

The port will be located between the army base and the Portemilio beach resort in Kaslik. The first phase of the project will cost $8 million, with the overall costs expected to reach around $40 million.

“The port would attract large cruise ships able to transport 4,000 tourists,” Fouad Boueri, member of Jounieh Municipality, said. The Council will now task the Council for Development and Reconstruction to launch the tender.

The Ministry of Public Works has tasked the $1 million port design study to the Germany-based company, BMT.

The Council of Ministers also approved the restoration of the smaller port in Jounieh. Works will include the rehabilitation of passenger hall and offices. The $300,000 scheme of work will be completed in a few months.

Reported by Yassmine Alieh on Businessnews.com.lb