Egypt inks deal with China’s port giant to build container terminal in Abu Qir port

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Egypt and China’s Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator, signed on Tuesday, August 6, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a container terminal in Egypt’s port of Abu Qir.

The MoU was signed during a meeting in the capital Cairo attended by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, commander of the Egyptian naval forces Ahmed Khaled, Hutchison Ports Group Managing Director Eric S.C. Ip and Hutchison Ports Executive Director Clemence Cheng, Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

During the meeting, al-Sisi highlighted the importance of accomplishing the project in accordance with the highest international levels.

The Egyptian president also hailed the good global reputation of the Chinese giant in this field.

For his part, Ip commended the opportunities for direct investment of his company in the port of Abu Qir through the handling of incoming and outgoing containers.

He praised the infrastructure development efforts by the Egyptian government, pointing out that the company will train more than 1,500 Egyptian engineers and workers for various jobs at the terminal.

Source: www.xinhuanet.com