A contract signed between the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities will see the construction of two ports in Egypt.
The two ports will be based in Abu Ramad and Shalateen and are part of the Egyptian government’s plan to develop the region to enhance the fishing industry and support economic activities in the Red Sea Governorate.
The new ports will each have an industrial zone and allow space for refrigerators and fish factories. Shalateen already serves as an administrative center for Egyptians, while Abu Ramad is a major town in the Hala’ib area.
Abu Ramad Fishing Port will cost EGP 42.6 million and will involve construction of a new 120m long berth. The berth will be 6m deep and drought will be 5.5m. The constructor will use gravity wall and reinforced concrete to set up the berth. It will also include setting up of marine ladders, fenders and bollards.
Custom buildings will also be set up to serve as administrative blocks, and these will be accessible through modern entrance and exit gates. Part of the project also involves equipping the port infrastructure that includes a trucks park, slipway for shipyard and internal roads. The infrastructure also includes the wall and management buildings
A total of 3,500 job opportunities will be created following the construction of the ports.
Meanwhile, Egypt will be presenting its ambitious plans for the development of the Suez Canal in January 2015 to both local and international financial institutions and several companies.
The project comprises developing ports of Port Said, Al-Arish and Ain Sokhna. US$ 281m has been allocated to finance studies and the infrastructure of the project.