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DP World, China Harbour Vie for Roles in Sudanese Ports

A picture taken on November 9, 2009 in L

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DP World, China Harbour Engineering Co. and an unidentified Qatari company are all seeking roles in Sudan’s ports, intensifying a global tussle for influence on a key stretch of the Red Sea coast.

Sudan’s state-run Sea Ports Corp. is considering China Harbour’s offer of $543 million in funding to expand facilities at the historic port of Suakin, the head of the board of directors, Abdul Gadir Abu Ali, said in an interview. The African nation would repay the sum over 30 years, he said.