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Cook Islands main port rebuilt with help from the Asia Development Bank

Cook Islands main port rebuilt with help from the Asia Development Bank

Updated 15 April 2013, 10:02 AEST

The Cook Islands' main connection to the world, Avatiu Port, in Raratoga has been upgraded in a major project by the Asia Development Bank.

It will be re-opened in an official ceremony tomorrow.

Cook Islands is heavily reliant on the international port for the materials needed to support tourism which accounts for more than 50% of the country's gross domestic product.

During the construction phase of the project, which took 15 months, the port's main wharf was rebuilt and the harbour entrance was widened to enable larger vessels to berth.

Steve Rice asked the ADB's project manager, Vijay Narayan, for the details.

Presenter: Steve Rice

Speaker: The Asia Development Bank's project manager for the Avatiu Port, Vijay Narayan

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