Develop ports and attract operators. The Minister of Transport: A comprehensive plan for the development of transport

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Friday 13 May 2022

Books – Osama Ali:

Lieutenant-General Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, conducted an inspection tour of the Port of Alexandria to monitor the implementation rates of a number of projects being implemented in Alexandria and Dekheila ports, located within the Alexandria Great Port implementation plan is implemented.

The Minister of Transport, accompanied by Ahmed Khaled Hassan Saeed, Commander of the Strategic Command, the Supervisor of Military Industrialization and the Rear Admiral Staff of War Ashraf Ibrahim Atwa Mujahid, Commander of the Navy, and Major General Nihad Shaheen, Chief the Alexandria Port Authority, inspected the dry dock and the mechanical quarry, where maintenance and repairs are carried out for tugs and marine units.

He also inspected a number of workshops for technical and marine works, such as car repair and equipment workshops, forging and manufacturing workshops, and the marine services building site development project.And firefighting for locomotives and marine units parked on the quay.

The Minister also affiliated to the Egyptian Company for Repair and Construction of Ships at the Maritime Industries Authority, where a development plan was revised in implementation of the political leadership’s directives to restore the strength of the Egyptian commercial fleet. Ships in terms of (cutting machines) – metal bending and forming machines – rolls of different sizes – welding equipment of all kinds – fixed and mobile cranes within the workshops, dry docks and floating docks to receive all marine units of all lengths and tons).

The statement emphasizes that the development will contribute to the benefit in increasing the marine units owned by the bodies affiliated with the Ministry of Transport and others to perform maintenance and repairs to them, carried out by foreign companies , and the possibility of building. new marine units for the bodies affiliated with the Ministry of Transport and others, with the participation of these companies and the development of repair and shipbuilding services for ships visiting the ports of Egypt, covering the costs of repairing and increasing marine units providing, increasing the technical efficiency of workers and the weight of their skills and experiences due to friction with companies working in the field of repair, maintenance and shipbuilding, in addition to building marine units with different tonnages to serve various sectors operating in the maritime field, including (marine locomotives tensile strength of 70 tons and more – Pilot boats – Discount boats – Pollution control boats of all kinds), Ro-Ro and casting vessels to tonnages more than 50 000 tons and lengths greater than 200 meters , as well as manufacturing and supplying parts for marine units that are built, repaired and maintained.

The Minister stressed that the restoration of the strength of the Egyptian commercial fleet will be through the establishment of serious partnerships between the state and the private sector, and the exploitation of the capabilities of the current infrastructure of the state to build all marine units , to develop and maintain to operate Egyptian ports. , and creates and operates shipping companies to serve the Egyptian state’s ambitions by establishing an Egyptian navy that serves the state’s export targets. Build confidence in Egyptian industry.

Subsequently, the Minister of Transport investigated the implementation of the national project, Tahya Misr multipurpose station in the Alexandria TMT port, in the presence of representatives of the Egyptian Group for Stations, project consultants and heads of executive companies.

The Minister of Transport continued, the work carried out on the site and the equipment for receiving the electric yard cranes, which are scheduled to arrive early next month, which is the first in Egypt, and the successive dates for arrival from other equipment to the station’s ground Prepare 100% of the test operation requirements for the general cargo area.

The executive companies and the project consultant presented the timeline for the facility works, service and administrative buildings, the position of the dredging works and the stone protection works for the sidewalks. the customs exemption of the equipment, the information technology system and the procedures were also offered.The executive branch taken to register the company in the MTS system and withdraw a number of dealers.

He also reviewed the position of coordination with the Alexandria Port Authority on the connection of utilities to the boundaries of the station and compliance with the requirements of environmental matters through the work of a sewage treatment plant and coordination with the Traffic Department regarding the equipment for the operation of the berths, and the coupling and integration of the station’s information technology system with the Port Authority system The marketing plan carried out by the company in preparation for the operation of the station, coordination with shipping companies, and the issuance of tariffs for general merchandise and cars.

The minister, accompanied by the head of the Alexandria Port Authority, also inspected the project to establish a logistics area on the Nubaria Canal, which aims to increase the land area of ​​Alexandria Port by establishing ‘ a logistics backyard on an area of ​​273 hectares linked to multimodal transport, to maximize capacity and storage space, activate river transport and maximize the possibilities of rail transport by connecting to the railways currently in port, the traffic load reduce it and transfer it to the logistics backbone directly linked to the coastal axis, where the aforementioned area according to Republican Decree No. and the implementation of the works to clean, replenish and improve the properties of the soil was initiated with the knowledge of the General Authority for Roads and Bridges.

The Minister was also informed about the implementation rates of a number of other projects being implemented in Alexandria and Dekheila ports, such as the project to build bay 85/3 for the handling of timber and grain, of which the implementation rate reached 96% , which will contribute to increasing the port’s capacity to keep up with the increasing demand for timber and grain goods with a handling capacity of 5 million tons annually, as well as the implementation rates of the project to build the salt sluice bridges, which include the construction of 2. overhead bridges that allow passage in both directions and the construction of 1 railway bridge that allows passage in both directions. With containers with a height of 2 containers instead of one container, as well as the convenience of road and rail traffic

The Minister continued with the project to establish a multi-purpose and container terminal at dock 100 at Dekheila Harbor, where the project consists of a bay 1800 m long, with a depth of up to 18 m, and a floor area of ​​660 000 m 2, and it will be able to receive 4 ships of 240 m length and 1 ship of 400 m length.The project aims to increase capacity The handling and storage capacity at Dekheila harbor is 9-11 million tons (containers)) and 6-7 million tons (general cargo and grain) annually. The project to establish a dry mass terminal at Dekheila Harbor was also followed up, consisting of a 1150m length mooring, 15m depth and a 200m floor area. It will be able to receive 4 ships with a length of 240 m. The project aims to increase the capacity for handling and storage of grains and grains at Dekheila Harbor by 6-7 million tons annually to meet the increasing demand. The construction of the unclean casting station behind berth 90 in Dekheila Harbor was navigated at a cost of £ 1.6 billion. The project consists of a berth with a length of 540 m, a depth of up to 16 m and a floor area of ​​188 thousand m2 and it will be able to receive 2 ships with a length of 240 m. The project aims to increase the capacity for handling and decorating goods To dump the impurities in the port of Dekheila at a rate of 2.5-3 million tons annually, handling and 2.03 million tons storage, in accordance with the highest environmental standards and in a manner that reduces the pollution resulting from the handling of these types of goods.

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