President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met yesterday, Wednesday, with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and Lieutenant-General Kamel El-Wazir, Minister of Transport, to review the “executive position of the projects of the Ministry of Transport, especially with regard to river navigation projects.”
Ambassador Bassam Radi, an official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, stated that the meeting witnessed the review by the team, Kamel Al-Wazir, of several files, including:
River connection plans between Egypt and Sudan by achieving optimal use of the navigation line between the ports of the High Dam and Wadi Halfa, which is about 500 km long and is suitable for river navigation throughout the year.
The river traffic between the two countries, given its importance in enhancing human rapprochement and interdependence between the two brotherly peoples, as well as maximizing trade exchange, through the development of the Nile Valley River Navigation Authority, as well as raising the technical condition of the loading and unloading docks along the shipping line.
Efforts to raise the efficiency of the various seaports on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea coasts, especially the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila, as well as the work of linking them with the main roads and axes leading to the international coastal road, as well as the progress of work to develop the ports of Ain Sukhna and Safaga, as well as the development plan for Damietta Port and its surrounding axes.