South Korea’s Donghae Port will undergo upgrades soon, after port authorities selected a contractor in May.
Located in the country’s Gangwon province, Donghae is in the central region of South Korea’s east coast.
Donghae Regional Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Office said the upgrades would be done in three phases and would involve strengthening the breakwater and revetment to prevent coastal erosion.
The office said that many measures have been put in place to prevent soil erosion in Donghae’s sub-ports namely Gangneung, Mukho, Okgye, and Samcheok, where extension and excavation works are planned.
To support Donghae Free Trade Zone, Donghae Regional Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Office is investing KRW1.6224 trillion (USD1.5 billion) to develop a logistics hub. By 2020, the development is expected to have seven berths to accommodate 100,000-tonne ships, a 1.85 km seawall, and shore protection of 2.3 km.
Donghae is being promoted as a sea way to Russia and Japan.