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Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Your top infrastructure stories of the week

Your top infrastructure stories of the week:

  • Port development: General Authority for Ports and Dry Land Chairman Amr Ismail met with an IMF delegation to discuss progress in public-private partnerships in port development projects.
  • Energy and water conservation: Researchers at Egypt’s Nile University have created a prototype solar canal, covered with photovoltaic cells, that reduces levels of evaporation to conserve water, allowing it to be used for agriculture or to produce energy.
  • Communications & Transportation: Orange Egypt and Mwasalat Misr signed an agreement that will see the mobile network operator outfitting Mwasalat buses and bus stations with WiFi without charge.
  • Automation: The Finance Ministry is looking into using ACI pre-registration systems at Egypt’s ports in a bid to cut red tape and streamline customs procedures, reducing the time needed for customs procedures to a maximum of three days and creating an online shipment tracking portal.
  • Electric grid: Schneider Electric signed an agreement with the Electricity Ministry to build power control centers for Egypt’s electricity grid.

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