Study for Puerto Acajutla Extension

Dohwa Engineering, a South Korean firm, will be in charge of the feasibility study for the expansion of the maritime terminal in El Salvador.

Friday, September 11, 2020

The feasibility study for the Development Plan of the Port of Acajutla, will provide technical guidelines to execute the necessary investments, expand and upgrade its facilities, in addition to improving the operational efficiency of the port.

The goal of this project is to quadruple the cargo and logistics capacity of the country's main maritime terminal, reported the Executive Port Commission (CEPA).

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Federico Anliker, head of CEPA, explained to that "... negotiations are underway between the Korean government and Korea Eximbank (South Korea's foreign trade bank) to finance the expansion of the maritime terminal, the country's main entry and exit of goods."

The article adds that "... Dohwa Engineering Co., Ltd. is a specialist in comprehensive engineering consultancy, but its services include planning, feasibility studies, design, analysis, testing, supervision, commissioning, evaluation and consulting services, as well as training in all areas of engineering, such as water supply and wastewater treatment, water resource management, urban planning, road traffic, structures, ports, railroads and environmental engineering, among others."

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