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Egypt, Sudan to build port in border area

Egypt and Sudan agreed to set up a joint committee for the development of the port of Wadi Halfa in Sudan, as part of efforts to boost bilateral relations.
A Sudanese police officer is rowed to a passenger steamboat that has just arrived from Aswan at the Sudanese frontier town of Wadi Halfa on the River Nile, circa 1950.

CAIRO — At a meeting held in Khartoum April 12, and chaired by Sudan's Minister of Transport Mirghani Mousa, Egypt’s Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir said that works to build a new port in Wadi Halfa in North Sudan will be launched as soon as possible. Wazir noted that his ministry is ready to meet all of the Sudanese demands with the very purpose of developing the transport sector between the two countries.

Sudan's state-run SUNA news agency reported April 7 that a delegation made up of engineers from Egypt’s River Transport Authority, in addition to the president of the board of the Nile Valley Authority for River Navigation and advisers in port construction, agreed to set up a joint committee for the construction of the new Wadi Halfa port, with a 70 million Egyptian pound ($4.46 million) contribution from the Egyptian government.

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