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Egypt embarks on new plans to develop river transport on Nile River

Cairo has recently passed legal reforms to reorganize the river sector, which still remains marginal, in hopes this will catalyze much-needed private investments
A trailer truck filled with sand waits near a dock at the construction site of new residential towers on the Nile island of Warraq in Giza province, opposite the northern shore of Cairo, the slums of which are planned for development by the Egyptian government, Egypt, Aug. 31, 2022.

CAIRO — In a bid to diversify its modes of transport, Egypt has recently moved to restructure the governance of the river transport sector with the aim of accelerating its long-dormant plans to harness the Nile River for the mobility of goods and passengers.

Authorities hope the move will pave the way for private investments in the sector, which remains largely untapped to date despite its competitive strengths.

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