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Harbour liner berth cost rises by £100m. in a year

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ESTIMATES of the cost of building a cruise liner berth in St Peter Port Harbour have risen by more than £100m. in just a year.

ESTIMATES of the cost of building a cruise liner berth in St Peter Port Harbour have risen by more than £100m. in just a year.

But Public Services justified the increase by saying that the original figure did not include any engineering assessment of the construction costs or design work.

In its recent ports master plan the department said a new cruise ship berth would cost around £183m.

However, in a 2011 States report it indicated the bill would be between £25m. and £80m.

That also suggested the economic contribution from visiting cruise ships could rise from the current level of £1.3m. to up to £6m. a year.

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