Al-Sisi follows up on development of sea, dry, and land ports

Sami Hegazi
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held on Tuesday two meetings to follow up on current and future projects to develop Egypt’s sea, dry, and land ports.

The first meeting was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait, Minister of Transportation Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Trade and Industry Engineer Ahmed Samir, and President of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Ahmed Al-Azazi.

President Al-Sisi was briefed on the development of Salloum land port, which is a lifeline in western Egypt, by facilitating travel to and from Libya, as well as its contribution to enhancing the flow of goods and increasing the terms of trade, in addition to benefiting from the logistical zone implemented in the development of the port to serve exporters, said presidential spokesman Ahmed Fahmi.

The meeting also discussed the development of projects in Alexandria’s Grand Port, especially the Tahya Misr multi-purpose station, which includes trading areas covering half a million square meters, and is capable of handling 12 to 15 million tons of goods a year. It also hosted six to seven large cargo ships at the same time, which is a valuable addition to the Egyptian state’s capabilities in this field.

The President also held another meeting with the same officials in addition to Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Assem Al-Gazzar and Naval Forces Commander Ashraf Atwa. Al-Sisi was briefed on the construction of the Jarjoub seaport, which is based on optimizing the strategic location and the economic and environmental fundamentals of the Jarjoub area.

This is done through the establishment of a commercial container port and an industrial zone, in addition to a logistics area and global tourist centers, to maximize revenues from the service of trade between Egypt, Europe, and Africa.

President Al-Sisi stressed the great importance of these efforts in developing the Egyptian economy and pushing it to the ranks of developed countries in trade and industry, in addition to the development of areas adjacent to ports in logistical, industrial, and service activities.

“These projects come in the light of Egypt’s current global network of roads and hubs, as well as modern and multiple means of transport, both implemented and under way, which contribute to the reshaping of the Egyptian reality towards progress and sustainable development,” concluded presidential spokesperson Ahmed Fahmi.

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