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Red Sea Ports Authority reopens five sea ports after sandstorm

The five ports were closed for 48 hours amid bad weather conditions

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Mar 2016
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File Photo: Ships at one of Egypt's Red sea ports (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egypt's Red Sea Ports Authority announced Wednesday that it reopened five ports in Egypt on the Red Sea for navigation after closing them for 48 hours due to bad weather conditions.

The ports that were reopened include Ain El-Sokhna Port, Al-Adabiyah Port, the Petroleum Port and Bor Tawfik Port and Sharm El-Sheikh Port in South Sinai. 

The Alexandria Port Authority also announced that Alexandria Port and Dakhalia Port in Alexandria governorate were going to be reopened for navigation Wednesday.

Egyptian authorities closed the ports following sandstorms and unstable weather conditions that hit Egypt in the past three days, starting Sunday. 

Meterological experts expect stable weather Thursday in most areas, though strong winds in both the Red Sea and Mediterranean could disrupt normal sea navigation.

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