Damietta port joins community dialogue over the SMDC project

Rear Admiral. Walid Awad, DPA Chairman, participated in the community consultation session organized by the Suez Methanol Derivatives Company (SMDC) to present results of the environmental and social impact assessment study of the methanol derivatives project planned to be established in Damietta Port.

The debate was attended by the Secretary General of the Governor of Damietta, Chairman of the Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Company, Chairman of the Board of Directors SMDC, and Damietta’s representatives at the Parliament and the Senate.

In his speech, Awad explained the importance of this community dialogue to enlighten the civil society in Damietta Governorate on the project as a significant addition to the national economy within the petrochemical manufacturing system.

DPA chairman stressed that the authority provided all the necessary requirements for the establishment of the new project, including security, insurance, environmental and multi-transport measures underlying Damietta Port’s commitment to global safety standards and ISPS code.

An area of ​​land has been allocated in Damietta Port for SMDC to produce urea formaldehyde in different concentrations, and sulfated formaldehyde naphthalene used in the manufacture of fertilizers, adhesives and ready-made concrete. Damietta Port was chosen for this project due to proximity to sources of raw materials and ease of transport and export.

Source : DPA Media Staff