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Date Set to Open Sochi Port

Basic Element expects to complete construction of a cargo port in Sochi at the mouth of the Mzymta River in October 2011, a Basic Element representative said.

The port had previously been scheduled to enter service in May 2011.

"The date for completion of the port was postponed due to the fact construction and installation work on the southwestern jetty is highly dependent on weather conditions. The storm season, November-March, prevented work from being carried out at the required pace," the representative said. The supervisory board of Olimpstroi, which is coordinating construction of facilities for the 2014 Winter Olympics, approved the postponement.


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