18 February 2013

Egypt: Transport Minister Follows Up Expansion of Al-Tour, Sharm, Noueibah Ports

Minister of Transport Hatem Abdul Latif to link asserted that a delegation is due in Saudi Arabia to revive talks on the bridge to link Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to the Saudi town of Tabuk at length of 50 km.

The minister made this statement during a tour to South Sinai to inspect works aimed to enhance the ports.

He was accompanied by Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai, and Hassan Fallah, Deputy Chairman of the Red Sea Ports Authority, to follow up the expansion of Al-Tour Port at a cost of LE 350 million.

The port will be used for transporting tourists from Hurghada to Saint Catharine through Al-Tour city after the completion of a new 60-km road connecting Al-Tour with Saint Catharine, Fallah said.

Fallah added that the port and the new road will facilitate tourists' influx into Saint Catharine and will help the city of Al-Tour achieve commercial and economic prosperity.

The minister also visited Sharm el-Sheikh Port where development works, worth LE100 million, are underway. He also visited Noueibah Port to follow up the construction of a new passenger hall that will cost LE 200 million.

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