Damietta Port-Deltares Interface in Port Development

DPA Probes Possible Ways of Cooperation with the Dutch Institute

Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA), received yesterday Dr. Abdelazeem Mohamed, Chairman of River Transport Authority, Egypt (RTA), with a delegation from Deltares Institute, The Netherlands. The meeting aimed to discuss possible ways of cooperation between the two sides.  

Adm. Saleh made a presentation about Damietta Port (DP), exploring available potentials, infrastructure and various competitive advantages. Today DP is a multimodal transport center and is connected to domestic and regional trading areas effectively.

The Port Authority Chairman also highlighted DP’s potentials for river transport at the lowest possible costs hinting at the obstacles that may hinder the full use of this service.

Possible ways of cooperation that the Dutch institute can provide to DP include a comprehensive study of future projects, coordination between both sides through a unified strategic vision, a special study on ship maneuvers, as well as an assessment of the previous studies of sedimentation at DP and  updating these studies according to the current developments.

Deltares also offered to provide a feasibility study for the construction of new berths to the west of the western breakwater by making use of the dredging material of the navigation channel and the turning basin .The setup of a new container terminal was also discussed during the meeting.

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface with almost 40 years of experience in the field of coastal protection in Egypt and all over the world. It is one of the largest organizations specialized in providing smart solutions, innovations and applications in areas such as port development, infrastructure and the environment.