Port of Trois-Rivières funding environmental protection and innovation
Port de Trois-Rivières soutien l'innovation et protection de l'environnement
The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) is continuing to deploy its On Course for 2030 plan by setting up two funds for its users, with a total investment of $2.5 million over five years, it was announced on February 11.
First of all, the Environment Fund aims to support users' investments in solutions that will improve the Port's environmental performance, in a spirit of sustainable development. Through this innovative initiative, the TRPA wishes not only to support the implementation of projects, but also to enable them to be carried out earlier.
"With the participation of those who work there, the Port's environmental practices have already enabled it to position itself advantageously. However, its record in this regard must continue to improve. Indeed, shippers no longer choose a port solely on the basis of its productivity, just as citizens no longer evaluate it solely on the basis of its economic impact. It is also judged on the basis of its environmental performance. Environmental protection and economic development go hand in hand," stresses Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the TRPA.
The results targeted by this investment include:the maintenance, improvement and development of infrastructures to enhance the Port's environmental performance, both in terms of transport and cargo handling;and management, protection and improvement of the quality of valued ecosystem components.
In addition to the amounts injected by the TRPA, w ith the support of the private sector and governments, it is estimated that these projects will result in total investments of $6 million.
For its part, the Innovation Fund is a commitment by the TRPA to collaborate with Port users on the deployment of innovative strategic projects, with a view to creative and competitive development.
L'Administration portuaire de Trois-Rivières (APTR) poursuit le déploiement de son plan Cap sur 2030 en mettant en place deux fonds destinés à ses utilisateurs, et dont l'investissement total s'élèvera à 2,5 millions sur cinq ans.
En plus des sommes injectées par l'APTR, grâce à l'apport du secteur privé et des gouvernements, il est estimé que ces projets entraîneront des investissements totaux de 6 millions.
De son côté, le Fonds Innovation constitue un engagement de l'APTR pour collaborer avec les utilisateurs du Port au déploiement de projets stratégiques innovants, dans un souci de développement créatif et concurrentiel.