During his inspection tour of Alexandria Port projects

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During his inspection tour of Alexandria Port projects

  The Minister of Transport: Progress in the construction and implementation rates of the multi-purpose station on platform 55-62, at a total cost of 6 billion pounds the station will be ready to receive ships of large sizes in the first quarter of 2022 Lieutenant General Engineer / Kamel ElWazer : Great interest in maximizing the benefit from maritime transport to support the national economy and all Egyptian seaports operate 24 hours ... Continue to implement projects of the maritime transport sector in conjunction with the continuation of taking all necessary precautions in the various workplaces to confront the Corona virus Within the framework of the continuous and periodic follow-up of the projects implemented by the Ministry of Transport in conjunction with the continuation of all the precautions necessary to confront the Corona virus in the various work sites, the Minister of Transport Lieutenant General Engineer / Kamel ElWazer, conducted an inspection round to follow up the rates of implementation of a number of projects that are being implemented in Alexandria Port Where the tour started with the minister's visit to the multi-purpose station construction site on platform 55-62 at a total cost of 6 billion pounds (5 billion for the construction works of the plant and berths and 1 billion for equipping it with operating equipment) where the minister continued the construction of the plant and the high performance rates as the volume of back fill implemented until May 17, 2020 To one million and 400 thousand cubic meters of sand with an implementation rate of 17% as a result of the reduced flight time to 4 hours, which contributed to the work of 6 trips / day and the achievement of a daily filling rate, sometimes reaching more than 60 thousand meters In addition to the arrival of the equipment of the company responsible for implementing the soil improvement works, they were installed and an experiment was done, it is expected that the soil improvement work will start immediately after Eid Al Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast), followed by the start of the work of the berth wall early next July.The Minister of Transport was briefed on the work situation of lifting the targets and obstacles at the station, where the chairman of the Egyptian Company for the Multipurpose Station reported raising 36 goals out of 38 goals, is expected to be completed before the end of the month of Ramadan,Where the company presented the initial proposal for the station plan and it is being studied by the consultant to agree on the final form of the station and start the preparation and preparation of utility networks electricity / water / drainage ... In addition, the traffic study of the station has also been started with an Egyptian university to organize Traffic of trucks to and from the station and preparing the necessary roads for it, The Minister also reviewed the proposal for the new organizational structure of the company, which will be worked on from now to be ready for use when the actual startup starts in the year 2022.Lieutenant General Engineer \ Kamel Al-Wazir, stressed the importance of following the rules of industrial safety and security during work, in order to protect the lives of workers while wearing all means of protection, the necessity of commitment to take all necessary precautions to confront the Corona virus in workplaces and take all measures and procedures to ensure the health and safety of project personnel, adding that the construction of berths and yards will be completed by the end of 2021 so that the station is ready to receive ships of large sizes in the first quarter of The year 2022, noting the importance of the project, which is considered one of the most important projects implemented by the Ministry in the field of maritime transport, After that, the Minister of Transport went to follow up the work of raising the efficiency of the arterial road bridge in area 27 inside the port, which is implemented by the General Nile Company for Road Construction, one of the companies affiliated to the Ministry of Transport, where its efficiency is raised at a cost of 14.9 million pounds, its implementation rate reached 50% and it is planned to finish it on 6/30 / 2020 While the concrete cover removal works for collapsed columns, iron treatment by removing rust and painting with chemical materials, making a concrete reinforcing frame to complete the structural sector of the column are being implemented and the crumbling Parts are broken and replaced with metal Parts and replacing collapsed metal traps with other ones etc. Reinforced concrete, the shattered layer of asphalt is scraped and replaced with a new layer and the construction spacers changed to bear the bridge's traffic loads on it, Lieutenant General Engineer \ Kamel also inspected a construction of free link project linking Alexandria port with the international coastal highway in the area of Gate 54 (Bridge 54), which is 2.30 km in length and 17.6 meters in width and has a total cost of 905 million pounds. The companies affiliated to the Ministry of Transport, where the Minister directed 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 fluidity of traffic and freight operations from Alexandria port to the international road, reducing traffic congestion and traffic on El Max Street and from zone of Alwardian and eliminate the accumulation of heavy public transport vehicles in the streets west of Alexandria. On the sidelines of his tour, Lieutenant General Engineer \ Kamel Minister of Transport stressed the great interest that the Ministry of Transport attaches to maximizing the benefit of maritime transport to support the national economy, Pointing out that the ministry is working on developing all seaports according to the comprehensive scheme of Egyptian marine ports that is currently being prepared and which is based on making use of the geographical location of Egyptian ports, Maximizing the competitive advantage of Egyptian ports to serve international trade, increasing their share of transit trade and making the most of the available facilities in the ports. The Minister also clarified that all Egyptian seaports operate 24 hours a day and that he continued today the regularity of shipping and unloading activities and the movement of ships and goods in Alexandria port and that he receives periodic reports around the clock the circulation movement in all ports, indicating the continued increase in the demand for Egyptian exports and the continuation of the implementation of all projects of the Ministry of Transport, including the projects of the maritime transport sector, in conjunction with the continuation of all necessary measures needed in various job sites to counter the Corona virus. 17/5/2020

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