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Transport minister visits development works at Alex port.

     Dr. Galal ElSaied, transport minister has visited Saturday Alexandria port, where he was received by admiral Medhat Attia, head of Alex port authority and maritime transport officials

 The minister has assured that the ministry has a strategy to upgrade maritime transport system and Egyptian ports to participate in the increase of Egyptian economy.

 The minister has made a sea tour to follow dredging works of deepening navigational channel, water surface and berths reaching original designed depths enabling the port to receive giant vessels. The minister has also visited during his tour new projects sites and developmental works according to the port’s plan.  

 He  has also followed vessels’ scraping works and project of rehabilitating main breakwater at Alex port.

 Furthermore, he  saw a presentation about Alex port, where admiral Attia, head of board of directors of port’s authority has reviewed main plan of developing Alex and Dekheila ports and projects of investment plan and proposed projects to be encompassed in main plans and the project of purifying the big navigational channel and inner corridor of Alex port (dredging). This in addition to project of rehabilitating and raising efficiency of “Negma” lighthouse and developing berths’ fenders  

  Also the project of establishing a juncture to link Dekheila port with coastal roads, and another for linking  also Alex port with the road, bulk and liquid bulk and swift projects: (multipurpose terminal, project of logistic terminal for transporting containers by railways).  During the presentation, the minister has discussed proposed projects to be included in the port’s plan amongst which: project of dry bulk at Dekheila port – proposals concerning developing petroleum Gonnah – logistic hinterland of Alex port.

 Head of Alex port authority has also   reviewed what have been achieved of issues whether: getting rid of negligent containers- adding lands of wood company: Eltougaria” and others- lifting and scraping of drowned vessels. After which the minister went to Dekheila port to follow developmental works there.   

 Worth noting that the  transport minister has claimed getting rid quickly of negligent containers inside the port which takes a huge space since 1994 up till now and not yet released; fish and fruit containers that goes back to 19 years. The minister has moreover made a sea tour to see drowned vessels and what remains of them, and final schedule to get rid of out of port.  Again, worth noting that Alex port authority and transport ministry has set a plan for the removal of such drowned vessels, as president Sisi has given instructions for their rapid removal from inside port.   


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