Title: Qastal port between Sudan and Egypt will be opened in 30 April
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 04-17-2015, 04:06 PM
04:06 PM Apr, 17 2015
SudaneseOnline News-Khartoum Sudan
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Egypt’s Transport Minister, Hany Dahy, has revealed that the authorities in his country and Sudan will open Qastal port in 30 April, pointing out that the trial operation of the port revealed the strong desire of the two countries in increasing the volume of trade and passengers exchange between the two countries, as the number of passengers amounted to about 77000 passengers and 2500 trucks until the first week of April.
Dahy told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Thursday that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed the importance of cooperation with Africa and to create a commercial area of Sudan and Ethiopia and to increase trade rates with COMESA countries, pointing out that the governments of the two countries showed a strong desire to increase cooperation, and both ministries of international cooperation have set April 30 for the official opening of the port,
The Transport Ministry is currently working on the largest land crossing with Sudan in Erqin area and it is scheduled to be ready in June so as to complete the planned development project with Sudan and Africa through the land crossing of Erqin and Qastal port, according to Dahy.
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