Djibouti - The Doraleh Container Terminal Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Sep 2008
Signature Date 15 Nov 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Commitment U.A 56,361,580.54
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project concerns the Doraleh Container Terminal. It's a container terminal for the handling of container transported products located in the Republic of Djibouti, northeastern Africa. The Project should be located on the Red Sea at Pointe Noire along the southern coast of the Gulf of Tadjoura. The nearest inhabited area is the village of Doraleh, in the proximity of the Project site, while approximately 12 km to the southeast is the city of Djibouti. The Project should be constructed in 2 phases, consisting of: Phase 1: Dredging a basin area and berth pocket to a depth of 18m, construction of a 1,050 m container berth, dredging and earthworks (including land reclamation activity) for an operating area of 54 ha; and Phase 2: Additional 900 m of berth and corresponding dredging and additional operating area. The project comprises three main components, including: a) land facilities; b) marine facilities and c) transport areas.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the project is to facilitate the importation, export and transshipment of container transported products.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-DJ-D00-001
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Djibouti
Coordinates Location Name
11.595 43.0675 Mangadafo
11.59024 43.08452 Doraleh