Sisi follows up on developing Alamein Airport, orders integration with tourism development

Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Aug 2021

The plan aims to make the airport a major hub for air, commercial and logistical transport for all countries of the world

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (C) during a meeting with senior officials on Wednesday, 25 August 2021, to review a plan on developing Alamein airport (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency)

In a meeting with senior officials on Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was briefed on the latest concerning the development project of Alamein Airport in Marsa Matrouh.

The project aims to develop the airport to become a smart international airport equipped with the latest technology and services, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.

The project is set to be implemented in cooperation with mega international companies, Rady added.

The step serves the country's strategy to invest in the "distinctive" geographical location of the airport and the city of New Alamein, which qualifies the airport to become a major hub for air, commercial and logistical transport for all countries of the world.

The airport is situated in the Mediterranean basin and is thus able to link North Africa and Southern Europe in tourism, economy and commerce.

The meeting tackled a review of other related development ventures, including establishing a smart city affiliated with the airport, and also witnessed a briefing on the infrastructure elements that allow managing the airports and smart cities using communication and information technology.

President El-Sisi ordered that the upgrade should integrate with the state’s plan to support the tourism and civil aviation sectors as well as with developing the country's northwestern coast to attract local and foreign investments.

The meeting was attended by the Commander of the Air Force Mohamed Helmy, Presidential Advisor for Urban Planning Tamer Mokhtar, head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Ehab El-Far, and others, including the heads of major Egyptian construction companies.

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