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Site selection for harbour

The main function of a harbour is to provide a sheltered area where vessels can moor

 Easy accessibility of a harbour implies a wide and straight approach

why site selection is important?

For any kind of project site selecting is most important to establish project work and success of the project

The following factors should be considered while selecting a site for a harbour

  1. Availability of cheap Land
  2. Easy availability of construction material
  3. Natural protection from waves and wind
  4. The sea bed, subsoil and foundation conditions
  5. Availability of electrical energy and freshwater 
  6. Traffic potentiality of the harbour 
  7. Availability of labours 
  8. Favourable marine conditions 
  9. Defence and strategic aspects

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