Three River Port Authority and IDE Three Rivers sign partnership agreement
Three Rivers Port Authority (TRPA) and Innovation Development Economic (IDE) Three Rivers recently signed a partnership agreement formalizing ongoing collaborative efforts and establishing concerted development initiatives.
“This represents a new avenue for the Port of Three Rivers, the city and the TRPA to collaborate in order to support the economic development of Three Rivers. I would also like to acknowledge the excellent work of the IDE Three Rivers team,” said Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the TRPA, who also highlighted the significance of this announcement as part of the On Course for 2030 development plan.
Three sectors of joint intervention have been identified: the industrial-port zone, international cruises and the riverside area near the city center. Already, resources are being pooled in these three areas and work is underway.
“Over the past few years, we have established a close collaboration that we have decided to formalize with the signing of this agreement, which confirms this merger. Few ports in the world have been able to establish a similar partnership within their communities and I am proud to welcome this level of collaboration with the Port of Three Rivers,” said Mario De Tilly, General Manager of IDE Three Rivers.
The industrial-port zone includes partnerships of joint trade missions and hosting potential promoters. This area promotes existing businesses that need a nearby port to support partnerships currently using the port’s infrastructure and equipment. It includes both the port and surrounding properties, including area industrial parks. Following an assessment study, the targeted high-end markets include metal fabrication and assembly, bulk transportation and processing and bio-industry facilities. The development of the industrial port zone is the result of a partnership between the city, the port, IDE Three Rivers and the Government of Quebec.
The city has entrusted IDE Three Rivers with a vital role: to advance and coordinate economic development across the region. In this sense, the Port of Three Rivers, a true gateway to international trade, intends to continue to play a leading role by contributing significantly to the city’s expansion and international influence.