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The government reopens the port of El-Arish for the development of Sinai

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The Suez Canal Economic Zone announced the re-operation of its El-Arish port, in coordination with the Armed Forces, to start exporting Sinai goods, starting this year, to the Mediterranean markets.

Engineer Yahya Zaki, head of the Suez Canal Economic Zone, said that El-Arish port received 11 ships to export 50,000 tons of cement and salt for export from Sinai to foreign markets.

Zaki referred to the efforts and facilities granted by the Economic Zone to investors in the logistical zone and the port in East Port Said, from which El-Arish Cement Company has benefited greatly to open new markets for it in the United States of America for the first time through East Port Said Port.

He explained that East Port Said Port received the LILA HOUSTON ship flying the flag of Liberia the first of this week, and a cargo of 18,000 tons is being shipped for export to the United States of America as a first step aimed at opening new markets, and Egyptian cement is one of the finest types in the world.

Zaki pointed to the continuation of coordination efforts with Al-Areesh Cement Company, in line with the Economic Authority’s vision to make East Port Said port the first green port in Egypt according to international standards.

He added that an experiment has been implemented to trade clinker material produced by the company in large quantities and high quality to enter the markets of West Africa, America and Canada, and environmental measurements have been carried out for the storage and shipping operations in the port, while following the necessary procedures and requirements that prevent emissions and dust from exceeding according to international standards, and this experiment achieved great success. Not exceeding the standards of the World Health Organization and beyond the standards of Egyptian environmental law.

The port of El-Arish, affiliated to the Economic Zone, is witnessing development processes for the first basin, including the construction of new berths, trading yards, civil works for fences, new gates, main roads, dredging works for the navigational corridor, port basin and circulation circle, increasing the draft in front of the berths, completing the construction of the current breakwater and building new barriers.

The article The Government Restores El-Arish Port to Develop Sinai was written in the Borsa newspaper.

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