Mar 20, 2018

Sarie Eldin & Partners Legal Advisors represents the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports for the establishment of the largest dry port in 6th of October City with 720 containers per day The first phase of the port will be built on 100 acres with a value of 100 million dollars

March 18th ,2018 Sarie Eldin & Partners, in collaboration with Allen & Overy law firm, are advising the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports, in its project of financing, design, construction and operation of the largest dry port in 6th of October city. The Project will be a 24-hour dry port with design capacity of 720 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (“TEU”) per day, with an investment value of 100 million dollars and construction will begin in the last quarter of 2018.

“Our office is the local partner of Allen & Overy Office which was appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to provide advisory services to the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports in connection with the establishment of this strategic port and the development of cooperation With investors and the private sector to finance, design, build, equip, operate, utilize and maintain the new port. “ Said Dr. Hani Sarie Eldin Managing Partner of Sarie Eldin & Partners

The government has allocated a total area of 400 acres in the 6th of October city for the construction of a dry port with a logistics area. The area was divided into a first phase of 100 acres for the development of the dry port that includes a customs clearance unit for containers coming from Alexandria and Dekheila ports, and it is the area that Sarie- Eldin & Partners is preparing the legal consultancy for. The second phase is located on an area of 300 acres and will be fully allocated to establish a logistic center for storage and service containers after the completion of customs procedures.

"We are currently preparing the legal consultancy for the project (the first phase 100 acres) and we are currently finalizing the Tender Documents, including the draft PPP contract to be concluded between the General Authority for Lands and Dry Ports with the winning bidder." Added Dr. Sarie Eldin

The strategic location of the Project, close to the industrial zone of 6th of October City and the heart of Cairo City, allows the transfer of part of container traffic between the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila from road to railway network which allows reducing the burden on the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila, as the Dry Port provides storage and customs clearance services.