Egypt: Officials Ink Damietta Port Dredging Agreement

Transport Minister Ibrahim el-Demiri paid a visit to Damietta Port yesterday.

During this visit, he witnessed the signing of an agreement on a dredging program between Damietta Port Authority and el-Temsah Ship Building Company, one of the Suez Canal Authority’s companies.

Damietta Port is located 8.5 km west of the Nile River of Damietta branch westward Ras El-Bar, and it is 70 km away from Port Said. The entrance channel is 11.4km long, 15m deep, and 300m wide decreasingly reaching 250m at the breakwater fringe.

This deepening project will make the port accessible to larger ships.

Source: sis.gov.eg, February 24, 2014

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