Photos: Arish Port development plan to be concluded in 2024: Egypt’s SCZone



Sat, 14 Jan 2023 - 01:56 GMT


Sat, 14 Jan 2023 - 01:56 GMT

CAIRO – 14 January 2023: The Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) announced on Saturday that the development plan of Al-Arish Port in northeastern Egypt will be concluded in 2024.

Development work at the post includes establishing marine piers, breakwaters, trading years, and internal roads as well as raising the efficiency of the port’s buildings, walls, and gates, Head of the SCZone Walid Gamal El-Din said.

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The port is being developed in cooperation with the Armed Forces’ Engineering Authority, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), and national contracting companies, including Arab Contractors and El-Gharably, Gamal El-Din said.

Development of the port will help it become able to receive modern ships with huge payloads, Gamal El-Din said.


The development process comes within the framework of presidential directives to raise the port’s efficiency so that it keeps pace with international ports and ports of the eastern Mediterranean, Gamal El-Din said.

This is provided that the development operation is positively reflected on people of in North Sinai within the framework of development work in the Sinai Peninsula, Gamal El-Din said, affirming that the port is the only sea outlet in the governorate.


Gamal El-Din’s remarks came after Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and a high-level delegation visited the port today.

Madbouly made an official visit to North Sinai today, during which he visited a number of strategic facilities, including the port, Al-Arish General Hospital, court of first instance, and Sheikh Zuwayed transformer station.


Madbouly stressed the great strategic importance of Al-Arish Port given its unique location on the Mediterranean Sea and its position as part of the SCZone.

The upgrade works at Al-Arish port came as part of directives issued by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to overhaul all ports across the country in an integrated manner to increase their competitiveness at the domestic and global levels, said the premier.

The state is keen on reopening the port after its renovation in order to enhance the economic development in Egypt, especially in North Sinai, said North Sinai Governor Mohamed Abdel Fadeel Shousha during the visit.




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