Lieutenant General Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, witnessed the signing of the contract with the company that won the international tender for the financing, design, construction, exploitation and maintenance project of the dry port and the logistics center in the 10th of Ramadan, which is MEDLOG MSC )) to start implementing the project. Dry port and logistic center. The project area was divided into two areas: the first: with an area of 130 acres allocated for the construction of the dry port, and the second: with an area of 120 acres allocated for the establishment of the logistic center, within the framework of the Ministry of Transport’s plan to implement the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to make Egypt a global center for trade and logistics by implementing a number of logistical corridors. (the most important of which is the Arish / Taba logistical corridor) by developing sea ports and establishing a network of dry ports and logistics areas (15 Java ports and logistics areas
Trade traffic service
The Minister of Transport stressed the importance of this project, which will contribute to serving the trade movement, as it will contribute to reducing the accumulation of goods and containers in sea ports, improving the level of logistics services provided, reducing the high cost of transporting goods, facilitating the movement and linking places of manufacturing and consumption, in addition to reducing negative environmental impacts and reducing the time and effective procedures. For inspection and customs clearance operations, achieving economies of scale in distribution to end users as a result of efficient railway connectivity, reducing accidents in the national networks of roads and cities, and creating job opportunities, and the dry port in the 10th of Ramadan enjoys a good location that makes it a natural extension of the main container ports in Egypt It will serve the consumption centers in the Greater Cairo region and the adjacent industrial areas, which leads to improving the efficiency of the logistical supply chains in Egypt, especially since the project is connected to the road network and will be linked to the railway network from the sea ports to the dry port, pointing out that the dry port and logistic center project will be implemented in The partnership framework between the public and private sectors of the PPP system for a period of 30 years. It is planned to handle 400,000 containers annually, at an investment cost of about $100 million, to be fully borne by the investor.
It is worth noting that the company ((MEDLOG MSC)) operates the first shipping line in the world, which embodies the importance of the project in serving the trade movement between Egypt and foreign countries. It also embodies Egypt’s progress in the global ranking of logistic performance.
The Ministry of Transport, represented by the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports, has connected all the necessary facilities for the project on top of the land (roads, electricity, drinking water, sewage, communications), and a railway link is currently being connected to the port (Al-Rubiki / Al-Asher / Bilbus).
Memorandum of Understanding
Lieutenant General Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding regarding the study, establishment, management and operation of Burj Al-Arab Dry Port, where both the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports and the Ocean Express Shipping Company signed.
The Minister of Transport stated that the project will be established on an area of 120 acres in the city of Burj Al-Arab on the highway linking the city of Burj Al-Arab and the agricultural region of Banjar al-Sukkar. Dekheila Port and 20 km from Burj Al Arab Airport. It is planned to connect the dry port with a network of railways. The logistical axis, which is currently being implemented, will link the industrial zone in Burj Al Arab with the ports of Alexandria, Dekheila, and Abu Qir Al Bahri.
The project will be implemented in two phases. The first phase includes 40% of the site area and includes the train reception station (first phase), the entire handling yard and the first half of the container yard, in addition to all empty container services, container division, inspection yards, the customs building and all government agencies operating in the port. The estimated cost of the infrastructure and superstructure works for the project amounts to 780 million pounds, and it is planned to be implemented in 12 months, provided that the second phase is completed within 24 months. Dry bulk goods and general merchandise annually, with a total of about 4.2 million tons annually, in addition to providing yards of up to 85,000 square meters for the free storage area and the logistics industries area.