Following an international invitation to tender, the authorities of East Timor, advised by the finance
institution IFC1, have chosen the Bolloré Group to build and operate the deepwater port at Dili under a
public-private partnership agreement.
The ambitious project involves the construction of a 630 m wharf with a draught of 15 m, and a 24-hectare
yard. The port facility, in accordance with international standards, will have state-of-the-art container and
general cargo handling equipment offering a stevedoring capability for container ships carrying over 7,500
The partnership is scheduled for a 30-year term. The project will create over 350 direct jobs and enable
new businesses to set up in the future port zone.
Bolloré already holds an Asian port concession at Tuticorin at the southern tip of India, also in Central America & the Caribbean with a partnership to operate the TVB Terminal at Port-au-Prince in Haïti. Ports are a key sector for the Group with 21 concessions