France’s Dunkirk has unveiled plans to invest in modernising the city’s marina and increasing the facility’s berthing capacity.
Under the plan, the marina on the North Sea coast is to be expanded with 200 new berths, according to local broadcaster BFM TV. The marina can currently accommodate some 250 craft.
Mayor of Dunkirk Patrice Vergriete said that the aim of the city’s marina project is to expand and upgrade Dunkirk’s coastal facilities, providing them with new retail outlets, restaurants, as well as 200-250 residential units.
The value of the forthcoming investment was not disclosed, but it is estimated to be worth about €20m (US$19.8m).
In a statement, the municipal authorities said that construction work on the project is scheduled to begin in 2024.