This last in a series of articles outlining the development of Egypt's ports discusses plans for two completely new ports in the country designed to accommodate the forecasted growth in Egypt's total foreign commerce up to the year 2000. The congestion at the port of Alexandria has resulted in a number of proposals for increasing the port's capacity, including a plan to create a new port in Dekheila Bay some 10km west of the centre of the existing Alexandria port facilities. The existing Damietta port facilities, situated on the eastern bank of the Damietta branch of the River Nile 14km upstream from the mouth, are insignificant. This port is unlikely to serve as a commercial port. The new project, however, is for a commercial port on the coast some kilometers west of the Damietta branch, and also named Damietta.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Omar, Y A
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00194931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM