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Chinese firms to build large ferry for Algeria

Algiers - Algeria and China signed a contract worth 175 million U.S. dollarsfor the construction of a large ferry, an official at a Chinese company told Xinhua reporter on Monday. Director of Algiers office of China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC), Luo Zengqiang, said the “agreement is important for Algeria”

Algiers - Algeria and China signed a contract worth 175 million U.S. dollars for the construction of a large ferry, an official at a Chinese company told Xinhua reporter on Monday.

Director of Algiers office of China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC), Luo Zengqiang, said the “agreement is important for Algeria as it is due to increase Algerian maritime traveling capacity”- He noted that “the vessel will serve the lines between Algeria, Spain, Italy and France,” pointing out that the ferry will be one of the latest models of this type in Algeria.

The contract was inked Sunday between Algerian Maritime Transport Company and a Chinese consortium of Guangzhou Shipyard International and CSTC, for the construction of a new ferry with a capacity of 1,800 passengers and 600 vehicles.

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