The Minister of Transport is following up on the implementation rates of a number of projects at Alexandria Port, Lieutenant General Kamel Elwazeer : The multi-purpose terminal on Berth 55-62 is one of the most important projects implemented by the Ministry in the field of maritime transport and will be ready to receive ships of large sizes in the first quarter of 2022

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September J, 2020 Local News/Port News

The Minister of Transport is following up on the implementation rates of a number of projects at Alexandria Port, Lieutenant General Kamel Elwazeer : The multi-purpose terminal on Berth 55-62 is one of the most important projects implemented by the Ministry in the field of maritime transport and will be ready to receive ships of large sizes in the first quarter of 2022

Lieutenant General Kamel Al-Wazir - Minister of Transport made an inspection tour to follow up the implementation rates of a number of projects in Alexandria Port, where the tour began by inspecting the sitefor the construction of the multi-purpose terminal on Berth 55-62, whose total cost is EGP 7.2 billion. A clearer presentation in it That after 5 months of the actual start of construction work, the completion rate of the entire project has reached to be 23%, indicating that this comes in conjunction with the company's success through cooperation with the port administration in not affecting the navigation movement in the northern lane as well as the movement of Cargoes handling on the berths. From 63 to 68 through the organization and good planning of ship movement and navigation Explaining that 615 dredging trips were made, during which 5.4 million m3 of sand were transported, bringing the rate of backfill work to 67%, and soil improvement works began in the areas of the southern pier and the station's internal trading yards, and where the percentage of implementing soil improvement works exceeded 8% and contracting companies are currently doing Preparing and preparing for the construction of the sidewalk wall, which is expected to start before the end of the current year Adding that the site's work rates are going according to the planned and specified program for the project, and that during the coming period the focus will be on choosing the operating mode for the station, and that currently, some international operators interested in working in Egypt are communicating with them to reach the best offers. Lieutenant General Kamel Al-Wazir - Minister of Transport, stressed the importance of following industrial safety and security rules during work in order to ensure the lives of workers while wearing all means of protection, and the need to adhere to taking all necessary precaution arymeasures to confront the Corona virus at work sites and to take all measures and measures to ensure the preservation of health And the safety of the workers of the project, adding that the construction of the berths and yards will be completed by the end of 2021, so that the station will be ready to receive ships of large sizes in the first quarter of 2022. He pointed to the importance of the project, which is considered one of the most important projects implemented by the Ministry in the field of maritime transport. The minister also followed up the project of constructing a berth of 85/3, which is 433 meters long and cost 390.6 million pounds, which is allocated for the handling of timber and general cargoes, whose implementation rate reached to be 44%, as it includes a back yard of 35 thousand square meters, which will reach the expected volume of circulation to 5 million tons / year As well as the project to establish a logistics center for the port with the aim of increasing the storage area and handling capacity of the port with an area of 44 feddans at an investment cost of 1250 million pounds. Then the minister went to Hawes Al-Maleh, where he confirmed that the best ways to increase the transportation of cargoes through the river port are being studied and that barges carrying 2 containers are being studied to the logistical areas, whether owned by private companies or that will be implemented by the Port Authority inthe future, after which the Minister inspects the work of renewing and changing the railway line inside the port within The Ministry's plan to increase the transported of Cargoes via railways, and to ensure the presence of more than one means of transport to and from the ports of Alexandria and Damietta (land, railway and river) Then the minister went to pursue a project to establish a free link linking Alexandria port with the international coastal highway in the gate 54 area (Bridge 54), which is implemented by the General Nile Company for Roads and Bridges, one of the companies affiliated to the Ministry of Transport, which is 2.30 km in length and 17.6 meters in width and has a total cost of 905 million pounds. The implementation rate is 81%, and the minister instructed the necessity of completing the removal of all obstacles and intensifying work to complete the project, especially with the great importance of the project in achieving the liquidity of traffic movement and transporting Cargoes from Alexandria port to theinternational road, And reduce traffic congestion and pressure in Al Max Street and the Wardian area and eliminate the congestion of heavy transport vehicles in public streets in western Alexandria, then inspect the arterial road bridge in Gate 27 area inside the port, which was carried out by the General Nile Road Construction Company, one of the companies affiliated to the Ministry of Transport, to implement the work to raise its efficiency, which was completed in June, past And that was 5 months before the planned date, and it was opened to the movement of cars. The Minister of Transport explained that the work to raise the efficiency of the bridge included the implementation of the work of removing the concrete cover of collapsed columns, treating theiron by removing the rust and painting it with chemicals and making a concrete shirt to complete the construction sector of the column. The collapsed metal balustrades were replaced with reinforced concrete ones, the crumbling asphalt layer was scraped off and replaced with a new layer, and the structural joints were changed so that the bridge could bear the traffic loads on it, as well as the installation of new lighting poles with high-capacity LED headlights and the implementation of planning works, reflectors and ground markings On the sidelines of his tour, Lieutenant General Kamel, Minister of Transport, confirmed that there is great interest from the Egyptian government to benefit from the maritime transport system to contributeto increasing the national product and making Egypt a great global center for trade, especially with Egypt's distinguished site, noting that adding lands with an area of 1 million square meters and creating a number 2 corridors to connect with the Al-Tameer axis, which are the Dekheila and 54 axis, and the construction of new berths with a length of 3 km will lead to the volume of handling reaching 80 million tons and will reach zero waiting for ships, pointing out that all Egyptian seaports operate 24 hours a day and that it continued today regularity The work of loading and unloading and the movement of ships and Cargoes in the port and that it receives periodic reports around the clock on the movement of circulation in all ports 05/09/202

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