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Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Your top infrastructure stories

Your top infrastructure stories for the week include:

  • Dry port tender: A consortium of ElSewedy Electric and the Egyptian Holding Company for Silos and Storage has expressed interest in a upcoming tender for the 75 feddan Sadat Dry Port, which will be issued in early 2021, Al Mal reports, citing unnamed Transport Ministry sources.
  • Canal upgrades: The Irrigation Ministry has so far upgraded 383 canals at a total cost of EGP 8.4 bn as part of the USD 50 bn strategy announced last year to combat water scarcity through 2037, according to a cabinet statement.
  • Bashtil central station: Hassan Allam Holding, which was contracted by authorities to build a new fully-serviced central railway station in Giza’s Bashtil, has broken ground on the 36-month project, the private construction outfit announced yesterday.
  • El Wadi El Gedid natgas connection: The Egyptan Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and Qalaa Holdings’ TAQA Arabia have signed a cooperation protocol to connect homes in El Wadi El Gedid to the natural gas grid.
  • Online industrial investment map: The Trade Ministry is planning to launch the fourth phase of its online industrial investment map in October.
  • Railway track manufacturing: The Transport Ministry is in talks with three unnamed international iron and steel companies to set up a complex to manufacture and supply railway tracks under public-private partnership.
  • Shipping pier extension: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inaugurated last weekend a new USD 100 mn marine shipping pier extension in Al Hamra Specialized Petroleum Port in New Alamein.

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