Timor Port protects mangroves in Tibar Bay 

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On 8 April 2022, Timor Port, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports and operator of the container terminal at the  new port of Dili in Timor-Leste, launched the mangrove conservation area in Tibar Bay.  

A few months before work begins at Timor Port, the initiatives to protect the eco-system of this future  deep water port are continuing. Timor Port and its local partner, the NGO KFF (Konservasaun Flora no  Fauna) have planted the first 500 trees in this conservation area. This ceremony took place in the  presence of representatives of the Timorese environmental authority and local authorities.  

The launch of this mangrove conservation area is part of its Biodiversity Action Plan. Timor Port will then  plant 3.5 hectares of mangroves, which is equivalent to a total of 18,000 trees. It is also about ensuring  the protection of a 20-hectare mangrove area in the immediate vicinity of the port. 

We are extremely satisfied with the realisation of this beautiful project. Similarly, and still within the  framework of our action plan in favour of biodiversity, Timor Port is finalising its programme for the  rehabilitation and conservation of sea grass beds, and for the implementation of a protected area for  sea turtles. In total, almost 23 hectares of seabed will be protected”, said Laurent Palayer, Managing  Director of Timor Port. 

This initiative is a testament to how seriously we take our commitments and measures to protect the  environment. With our Green Terminal label, which mainly aims to reduce the impact of our activities on  the environment as much as possible, the preservation of biodiversity has clearly become a central  theme. It reflects our societal commitment to local stakeholders and the Timorese authorities”, said  Olivier de Noray, Ports and Terminals Managing Director of Bolloré Ports. 

About Timor Port 

The Bolloré Group was chosen in 2016 to build and operate the future deep sea port of Dili. It selected  China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to construct the port of Tibar to the west of Dili, the capital  of Timor-Leste. The Group won the 30-year concession in June 2016 as part of a public-private  partnership, the first in Timor-Leste. This port platform, which meets international standards, will be  equipped with the most modern container handling and general cargo equipment, which will enable  container ships of more than 7,000 TEUs to be operated. 

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