Little Bay, Montserrat
View of the port and town of Little Bay, Montserrat, looking south from Rendezvous Bluff.
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The official capital of Montserrat at Plymouth, in the south of the island, was abandoned in 1997 after it was buried by the 1995 eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano. Interim government buildings have since been built at Brades, becoming the political capital in 1998. The move was initially intended to be temporary, but it has remained the island's de facto capital ever since.
In 2012, a plan to construct governmental buildings was decided, among other things, a new port is to be built, which should be able to handle ships up to a size of 300 meters. According to the island state, that should also benefit cruise ship traffic. The total cost is at least 200 million US dollars estimated about half of which related to the port. In 2013, initial work began to prepare the area for construction. In May 2019, construction of the port began.
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