Wazir: Egypt carries out all-out plan to upgrade all harbors

Egyptian Minister of Transport Kamel el-Wazir said his country is carrying out a comprehensive plan to maximize the benefits of the maritime transport sector and upgrade all Egyptian harbors as part of directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to turn Egypt into an international hub for trade and logistics.

In statements during his visit to Hamad Harbor in Qatar, Wazir said the Egyptian plan comprises establishing berths extending for 35 kilometers and depths ranging from 15 to 18 meters. The plan comprises the ports of the Red Sea (Hurghada and Al Ain Al Sokhna), the Mediterranean Sea (including Alexandria, Damietta and Port Said), with the aim of increasing the length of Egyptian berths to 76 kilometers, he added.

The minister also inspected work at Hamad Port facilities and made a tour of its various sections.

As regards cooperation between Egypt and Qatar, Wazir asserted that plans are underway for establishing mega projects in the fields of harbors and maritime transport especially the sustainable and friendly electric transport, noting that his visit to Doha is the first of its kind since he assumed office. His visit aims at getting briefed on the mega projects implemented by Qatar in the field of infrastructure and the role that can be played by the Egyptian companies in such vital sectors.


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