Details from the BC Government news release:
The travelling experience of ferry passengers between Victoria and Washington state will be improved by the Belleville Terminal Redevelopment Project, which will deliver a new, secure, state-of-the-art, pre-clearance terminal for passengers and goods.
A request for qualifications (RFQ) has been issued for the design and construction of this new terminal. It is an international gateway for goods, services and passengers, and drives regional and provincial economic growth. Travellers spend approximately $174 million annually, generating $268 million in economic output and $155 million in provincial gross domestic product (GDP).
Following the RFQ, a shortlist of qualified teams will be invited to participate in a request for proposal (RFP).
The upgrade will bring Belleville Terminal into compliance with the Canada-U.S. Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance Agreement. Pre-clearance will streamline travel by allowing passengers to complete the U.S. customs and immigration process in Victoria, prior to disembarking in the United States.
With an approved budget of $303.9 million, the project is expected to be completed in time for the 2028 tourism season.
Learn more and read the full government news release: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MOTI0168-001663
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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