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Egypt's Port Tawfik-Jeddah navigation line reopen after 13-year closure

MENA , Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Feb 2019
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Red Sea Ports Authority Chairman Ayman Saleh has announced the reopening of the maritime navigation line between Egypt's Port Tawfiq and Saudi Arabia's Jeddah harbour after a 13-year closure.

In a statement on Thursday, Saleh said the Port Tawfik-Jeddah line was suspended following the sinking of Al-Salam 98 ferryboat in 2006.

Its reopening will create thousands of jobs, boost trade and encourage navigation at the port, Saleh said. 

During the past few years, Egyptian and Saudi officials had been communicating to reopen the navigation line between Port Tawfik and Daba’, Jeddah.

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