In the context of implementing the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the President of the Republic to make Egypt a global center for trade and logistics, to develop all Egyptian ports and to strengthen the strength of the Egyptian commercial fleet repair, said the team, Engineer. Kamel El-Wazir, Minister of Transport, conducted an inspection tour of the Port of Alexandria to monitor the implementation rates of the projects being implemented in Alexandria and Dekheila ports, which are being implemented within a plan Execution of the Great port of Alexandria.
The tour began with a visit to the team: Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, Lieutenant General Ahmed Khaled Hassan Saeed, Commander of the Strategic Leadership and Supervisor of Military Industrialization, and Rear Admiral Staff Harb, Ashraf Ibrahim Atwa Mujahid, Commander of the Navy and Marine Corps, Nihad Shaheen, Head of the Alexandria Port Authority, the Dry Dock and the Mechanical Quarry Maintenance and repair of tugs and marine units, then inspect a number of workshops for technical and marine works such as cars and equipment repair workshops, blacksmiths’s and production workshops, as well as the inspection of the marine services berth development project, where the project aims at the comprehensive development of the marine services area in the harbor to accommodate new tugs to serve the berths and current and future harbor extensions, Where the development all means of support, catering and firefighting i includes for tugs and marine units left at the dock.
He then went to the Egyptian Company for Repair and Construction of Ships affiliated with the Maritime Industrial Authority, where a plan for its development was revised in the implementation of the political leadership’s prescriptions to strengthen the strength of the Egyptian commercial fleet. repair. Ships in terms of “cutting machines – metal bending and forming machines – different sizes of rollers – 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”.
As 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 carry out maintenance and repairs for them, carried out by foreign companies, and the possibility to build new marine units. for the bodies attached to 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. As well as providing the expenditure of repairing and building marine units and increasing the technical efficiency of workers and the weight of their skills and experiences due to friction with companies engaged in the field of ship repair, maintenance and construction in addition to construction work. marine units with different tonnages to serve the different sectors operating in the maritime field, including (sea locomotive tensile strength of 70 tons and more – boats Steering – Discount boats – Pollution control boats of all kinds) and Ro-Ro and casting vessels to tonnages of more than 50,000 tons and lengths greater than 200 meters, as well as the manufacture and supply of spare parts needed for marine units to be built, repaired and maintained.
The Minister emphasized that the restoration of the strength of the Egyptian commercial fleet will be achieved 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, develop and maintain. serving Egyptian ports in Egyptian industry.
Subsequently, the Minister of Transport inspected the implementation of the national project of the multi-purpose Tahya Misr station in the port of Alexandria TMT, in the presence of representatives of the Egyptian Group of Stations Company, the project consultant and the heads of the implementing companies. Which is considered the first in Egypt, and the successive dates of the arrival of other equipment to the station’s ground The information technology system of the station and its operating dates were explained, with an explanation that 100% of the requirements for the test operation of the general cargo area was prepared The executive companies and the project consultant also presented the scheme The time schedule for facilities works, service and administrative buildings, the position of dredging works, and stone protection works for sidewalks The position of the coordination procedures with the Customs Authority regarding management and installation of radiological examination devices, the customs clearance of equipment, the information technology system, and the executive procedures taken to register the company in the The MTS system and the withdrawal of a customer The position of coordination with the Port of Alexandria Authority was also reviewed An opinion on the connection of a services at the boundaries of the station and compliance with the requirements of environmental matters by making a sewage treatment plant and coordinating with the Traffic Department on the equipment for the operation of the lighthouses and the connection and integration of the information technology system of the station 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 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 linking to the railways currently in port, reducing traffic congestion and transfer it to the logistics. backbone directly connected to the coastal axis, where the aforementioned area according to Republican Decree No. the completion and improvement of land properties was initiated with the knowledge of the Public 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 tonnes annually. As well as the implementation rates of the salt sluice bridge construction project, which includes 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. One container instead of one container, as well as increasing the convenience of road and rail traffic.
The project to establish a multi-purpose and container terminal at berth 100 at Dekheila Harbor was also continued. The project consists of a berth of 1800 m in length, 18 m in depth and a floor area of 660 000 m. 2 and will be able to receive 4 ships of 240 m in length and 1 ship of 400 m in 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, which consists of a light spot of 1150m in length, 15m in depth and a land area of 200,000, was followed up. m2 and will be able to receive around 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 at Dekheila port was continued at a cost of 1.6. 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 merchandise Pure casting at Dekheila Harbor by 2.5-3 million tons annually, handling and 2.03 million tons storage, in accordance with the highest environmental standards and on a manner that limits the pollution resulting from the handling of these types of goods.
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