Egypt signs contract, MoU to establish dry ports in 10th of Ramadan City, Borg Al Arab



Thu, 24 Aug 2023 - 02:33 GMT


Thu, 24 Aug 2023 - 02:33 GMT

CAIRO – 24 August 2023: Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir attended Thursday the signing of a contract to establish a dry port in Cairo's 10th of Ramadan City, and an MoU to introduce another in Alexandria's Borg Al Arab.


Dry Port 2

Medlog MSC had won a tender to finance, design, build, operate, and maintain the 10th of Ramadan Dry Port, planned to span over 250 feddans (one feddan equals 4,500 square meters). It will be divided into a dry port (130 feddans), and a logistic center (120 feddans).  


The project, where 400,000 are expected to be circulated annually, will be implemented in the public-private partnership (PPP) system with the duration being 30 years, and the investment cost being $100 million.


The land has been connected to roads, electricity grid, water supply, wastewater and telecommunication networks. And, currently, it is being linked to a railway line extending between Cairo's Robeiky Industrial City and Sharqia's Belbes.


As for the Borg Al Arab Dry Port, the MoU was signed with Ocean Express. The project stretches on 120 feddans and is situated on the highway connecting Borg Al Arab with Bangar Al Sokar agricultural lands near the railways and the fifth industrial zone. It also lies 56 kilometers away from the Port of Alexandria, 48 kilometers from Alexandria's Dekheila Port, and 20 kilometers from Borg Al Arab Airport.


The Dry Port will be connected to the railways, and the road that will link together Borg Al Arab Industrial Zone, Port of Alexandria, Dekheila Port, Abou Kir Port, and Matrouh's Gargoub Port.  


Forty percent will be executed within the first phase that will last for 12 months. That phase includes the train station, handling yard, first section of the container yard, and buildings of the customs and other governmental services. On the other hand, the second phase will be carried out over 24 months.  


The cost of the port's infrastructure and superstructure is LE780. Its annual handling capacity is 120,000 containers, 2.5 million tons of dry cargo, and 4.2 million tons of general cargo. The logistic zone in the port will be stretch on 85,000 square meters.  



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