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DP World Forms JV with Egypt’s Suez Canal

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 13, 2017

Photo: Dubai Media Office

Photo: Dubai Media Office

 DP World, has formed a joint venture (JV) company with Egypt’s General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone.

The new venture will see the global terminal operator assist in developing projects in the SCZone, the main trade route between Europe and Asia, serving more than 8% of annual global trade.
The new venture will develop projects in the Suez Canal Zone, one of the most promising trade zones given the calibre of its logistics facilities and its strategic location.
The announcement of the joint company came during Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's meeting today with DP World Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, and the Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, Mohab Mamish. 
During the meeting, President El-Sisi approved plans for establishing the joint development company and affirmed his government’s support for the company to commence its projects. The President also welcomed the cooperation with DP World Group and its integrated investment plan in Egypt.
Bin Sulayem briefed the President about DP World's current business activities, including operating Ain Al Sokhna Port in Egypt and 77 other marine and inland terminals in 40 countries across 6 continents. 
The DP World Chairman and CEO stressed the group’s keenness on executing a comprehensive investment plan in Egypt during the coming period to contribute to the sustainable growth of the county. He also expressed pride in Egypt’s ability to complete the new Suez Canal project in record time and secure the project’s financing within a week through local resources. 
DP World is looking to enhance its business in Egypt through projects in the Suez Canal Economic Zone, including establishing a dedicated industrial, trade logistics  district. The new district will feature all the required services and facilities in addition to residential and entertainment spaces. This project is in line with the Egyptian Government’s commitment to creating a business-friendly environment in the country. 
The Egyptian President also expressed his appreciation for UAE and its leadership, praising their continued support for the benefit of the Egyptian people.
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