Egypt’s President highlights importance of port development projects
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Transport Kamel Al-Wazir last week to follow up on development efforts in different sea ports.
At the meeting, the President gave directives to upgrade the ports in an integrated developmental manner that extends to the surrounding areas of the ports.
This development will also include creating logistics zones to increase their capacity, thereby enhancing their ability to boost international trade, exports and imports.
The Minister of Transport briefed the President on ongoing efforts to upgrade and improve the various ports on the country’s coasts, particularly with regard to redesigning and planning them as well as raising their efficiency by constructing breakwaters, dredging and deepening shipping lanes, and establishing new berths to accommodate giant ships.
He explained that these measures would contribute to doubling the country’s domestic production and providing job opportunities in sectors that depend on the efficiency of ports, especially agriculture and industry.
Al-Wazir also presented the existing efforts to develop the “Alexandria Grand Port”, which will include the port of Alexandria, the port of Dekheila and the central port in the Al-Max region, including developments in the construction of the infrastructure for new storage yards, a multi-purpose terminal as well as a large breakwater and various logistical areas, as well as the restoration of Rehabilitation of the marine services berth in the port.