Construction of 1st dry port in Egypt to start in Feb.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2020 - 02:57 GMT

Dry port - Wikimedia Commons

Dry port - Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO - 11 February 2020: The construction works of the first dry port in Egypt will be launched later in February as the site has been handed over to a coalition of contractors who must finish the first phase by the end of 2021.

The facility, executed in the public-private partnership system, will be established in 6th of October City to be a distribution point of goods coming from seaports, particularly those of Alexandria and Dekheila, to Greater Cairo and surrounding governorates.

The first phase of the project will span over 100 feddans, while the total surface area of the port is 400 feddans. The port will receive goods through a 60-kilometer cargo railway line that will stretch from the seaports and connects with Imbaba/Manashy/Qabari line, which will become a double-track railway. The goods will be distributed by trucks.

The first phase’s capacity is 720,000 containers and its initial cost is $176 million. The port will house branches of the Customs Authority, the General Organization for Import and Export Control (GOEIC), maritime lines agencies, shipping companies, and others.

Contracts were signed with two Egyptian companies and a German one to accomplish the dry port later in January.

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