|07 August, 2019

Egypt, Chinese firm ink MoU to build Au Qir container terminal

The terminal is forecast to handle about 1 million containers annually

Image used for illustrative purpose. The sun sets over the port of El Dekheila near the fishermen's village of El Max in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria October 29, 2014.

Image used for illustrative purpose. The sun sets over the port of El Dekheila near the fishermen's village of El Max in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria October 29, 2014.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian Naval Force signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China's Hutchison Ports to build a container terminal in the port of Abu Qir.

Under the deal, the Chinese port giant will train more than 1,500 Egyptian engineers and workers to take on different roles at the terminal, according to a statement on Tuesday.

Upon completion of all phases, the terminal is forecast to handle about 1 million containers annually.

Source: Mubasher

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