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Walid Jamal Al-Din: The work of the Arish port development plan will end during the first quarter of 2024

(Written by: Fathi Al-Sayeh

Announced 20230114 Walid Gamal El-Din, head of the Suez Canal Economic Zone, said that the business plan for the development of the port of Arish will be completed during the first quarter of the year 2024, which includes the implementation of piers, breakwaters, trading yards, internal roads, and raising the efficiency of buildings, port walls and gates.

This came during press statements following the end of the tour of Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation, in a visit to the port of Arish, where he was received by Major General Muhammad Boulia, Vice President of the Economic Authority for the Northern Region, and Major General Muhammad Sharif, Director General of Arish Port.

Jamal Al-Din said that the port of Al-Arish enjoys a unique and distinguished location on the Mediterranean Sea that connects the continents of Europe and Asia, which necessitated the process of developing it in partnership with the Engineering Authority For the armed forces and the Suez Canal Authority, which undertakes dredging works f In addition to national contracting companies, including the Arab Contractors and Al-Gharabli, participating in the development work, in order to be able to receive modern ships with huge tonnages, as well as the establishment of silos projects for the handling of white and black cement, in addition to trading other Sinai goods such as sand, salt and marble to foreign markets, which contributes to Creating direct and indirect job opportunities for the people of the governorate and advancing the development process in the Sinai Peninsula.

The head of the economic zone added that the development operations The port is witnessing comes within the framework of the directives and assignments of the President of the Republic to accelerate the pace of work in the port and coordinate with the concerned authorities to operate the port and raise its efficiency to match international ports and compete with its counterparts in the eastern Mediterranean, provided that the development operations are reflected on the people of the governorate within the framework of the development of the Sinai Peninsula, as it is the port It is the only sea port in North Sinai. Including companies significantly to open new markets for them in Ur and North Africa, and the most prominent countries importing these products are “Russia, Syria, Greece, Morocco and Libya.” The port’s marketing efforts have also attracted major port operators to work on Arish port projects that will operate immediately after receiving the new berths.

Jamal El-Din added that the development work resulted in the progress of many companies, the most important of which is one that is working on implementing a project to build 6 silos to store black and white Sinai cement with a storage capacity 506 thousand tons, and the trading volumes of the project during the current year start with a total of 250 thousand tons and during the next year 2024 up to 1.5 million tons, with a total investment cost 830 million pounds, and revenues from trading ships in this project are expected to be approximately 28 Million dollars .