Egypt registers first-half primary surplus of EGP 3.2 billion    ITFC approves $2.6 billion financing for Egypt    Hitachi to connect Gulf of Suez wind farm with Egypt national power grid    Egypt works on charting cooperation strategies with international institutions for 5 years: Al-Mashat    Maha karara joins AAIB as Head of Corporate Communications, Sustainability    Over 2.4 million newborns examined for hearing impairment: Health Ministry    Netflix releases trailer of Arab adaption of 'Perfect Strangers' film    Balqees to headline concert celebrating launch of streaming giant LIVENow in MENA    Sawsan Badr to be honoured at Aswan Women Film Festival    Al-Sisi follows up on 'Great Transfiguration Project' in St. Catherine    Cairo, London stress need to strengthen cooperation to face climate change    Foreigners account for 22.6% of Egypt's T-bills issuances in 1H 2021: CBE    MP Abdel Hady Al-Qasby calls government to facilitate and support NGOs    Egypt's ambassador to Italy passes away    Egypt confirms readiness to help African countries face terrorism and extremism    An estimated 235 million people needed humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, an increase of 40% compared to 2020: IOM Egypt    Egypt, DRC discuss water cooperation during WYF    Egypt, DR Congo discuss boosting bilateral cooperation during WYF    Cameroonian police probe assault on three Algerian journalists covering AFCON    Pharaohs start AFCON 2021 campaign with fierce clash against Nigeria    Foreign Ministry opens capacity building course for French-speaking African diplomats    BRICS development bank admits Egypt as new member    Nermien Ismail Schools opens a new campus in O'West    Netherlands Embassy, E7kky Magazine celebrate success of 21 Egyptian women    Women make up 45% of Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority staff    Yas Island hosts travel partners at Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021    Olaf Scholz becomes Germany's new leader, ending Merkel 16-year historic era    Egypt's trade with Nile basin countries climbs 26% y-o-y in 9 months    The unvaccinated prohibited from entry to Egypt state institutions starting December 1    Egypt's iron and steel exports jump 197% in 8 months    Ethiopia halts work at its embassy in Egypt for 'economic reasons'    It's a bit frustrating to draw at home: Real Madrid keeper after Villarreal game    Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban    Shoukry reviews with Guterres Egypt's efforts to achieve SDGs, promote human rights    Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines    Johnson & Johnson: Second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19    Egypt to tax bloggers, YouTubers    Egypt's FM asserts importance of stability in Libya, holding elections as scheduled    Brazil calls up 8 EPL players for World Cup qualifying    We mustn't lose touch: Muller after Bayern win in Bundesliga    Egypt records 36 new deaths from Covid-19, highest since mid June    Egypt sells $3 bln US-dollar dominated eurobonds    Sisi calls on House, Senate to commence second legislative sessions on 3, 5 October    Gamal Hanafy's ceramic exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go    Italian Institute Director Davide Scalmani presents activities of the Cairo Institute for ITALIANA.IT platform    Qa'a play showing at Lycee El Horreya Theatre, Alexandria is a must go    On International Museum Day, Egypt opens two new museums at Cairo Airport    Old Cairo's Al-Fustat will be revamped on Egyptian President's directives    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Natural resources to be used in Upper Egypt development project
Published in Daily News Egypt on 25 - 11 - 2014

Upper Egypt's natural resources will be tapped into to develop the region through the Golden Triangle Project, the second largest developmental project run by the Egyptian government.
The project seeks to establish a new industrial capital city through constructing a global, touristic, mining, economic, commercial, and industrial centre. It will also create a logistic and economic centre northwest of Safaga, which will operate mining activities to make use of the Eastern Desert's Golden Triangle. This area extends from Edfu, south of Qena, in the Nile Valley to Marsa Alam on the Red Sea coast and Safaga in the north.
The project will sit on an area of 6,000 square km and will develop Upper Egypt through constructing an industrial, agricultural, touristic, and commercial zone. The proposed time frame for project construction is two years.
A separate entity will implement the project under the umbrella of the cabinet, to build the project as quickly as possible, and at the highest level of efficiency.
The proposed projects for the Golden Triangle developmental project include mining projects, such as using phosphate ore and constructing fertiliser factories. Other projects will utilise raw materials to manufacture cement from clay and limestone and produce gasoline from oil-based clay.
The project also entails tapping into agricultural lands in Qena governorate and constructing a number of touristic resorts in Dendara, Laqeta, and Qena Valley. It will also develop resorts and tourist villages between the Safaga and Al-Quseir areas.
New urban communities like New Qena will be built, alongside a number of new cities on the Qaft-Al Quseir Road floodplain, with Safaga and Al-Quseir further developed. Industrial projects set for implementation will develop the industrial zones in the governorates of Qena, Sohag, and Red Sea as well.
The Safaga-Qena railway extends 223 km in length, with 150km to be reconstructed. The plan is to run six trains per day on the railway line.
One train has 35 train carriages, each containing 65 tonnes of cargo, while the transport capacity for one line is 7,000 tonnes per day. It can be used to transport materials from production areas in the valley to manufacturing areas, or to transport coal from ports to manufacturing zones.
For marine ports, several platforms will be built in Safaga Port for containers, public goods, or dry moulding, 5km alongside the coast, with a total capacity of 30m tonnes.
Studies are also being conducted to develop Abu-Tartor Mining Port to raise its capacity from 2.5m tonnes of dry moulding to 6.5m, 2m tonnes of phosphoric acid. The developments will also see the port's capacity rise to 1m tonnes of sulphuric acid, and 3m tonnes of public goods. It will cost an estimated $135m over three years, allocated to complete bidding procedures and implementation.
A total of 300,000 direct job opportunities will be provided during the 20 years of construction the project in the industrial sectors, in addition to 180,000 indirect opportunities, with a total of 480,000 job opportunities as a result of Golden Triangle Project.

Clic here to read the story from its source.