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20 March 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:41 GMT+1

December 18, 2017

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Private Egypt looks for partner disposed to participate to the construction and management of the first dry port of the nation

It will be connected via railroad to the marine ports of Alexandria and El Dekheila

The ministry Egyptian of the Transports, in collaboration with the ministry of Finances, has started the procedure in order to collect the manifestations of interest in the participation to project "6th of October Dry Port" that previews the construction of a dry port on an area of 400 thousand square metres, estendibile until 1,6 million square metres, situated to 40 kilometers to the west of Cairo, to 15 kilometers from the industrial area of governmental project "6th of October" and adjacent to the new airport that takes part of the same project.

New port dry, that it will be the first infrastructure of this type in Egypt and whose project is co-financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, will be connected to the marine ports of Alexandria and El Dekheila through the already existing railway line and its ability to containerized trade on the initial area of 400 thousand square metres will be pairs to 220 thousand teu. One of the objectives of the project is to reduce the congestion of the two marine ports, whose areas are not currently sufficient to dispose in efficient way the traffic.

The dry port will be realized with a partnership between private public and through a contract of concession, construction and management of the duration 30-year-old. According to the forecasts, the construction of the first phase of the dry port, for which it is estimated a investment pairs to 80 million dollars, will be started at the end of 2018 and will be completed in two years.

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