Promoting the preparation of public-private partnerships (PPP) to support infrastructure development, the EBRD and the government of Egypt have conducted an investor road show in London for the country’s pioneering “6th of October Dry Port PPP”.
The project is the country’s first inland port PPP and the largest logistics centre in the Greater Cairo region, an area home to more than 20 million people. Extending over an area of nearly 100 acres, the dry port facility will include 13 specialised zones to receive and store containers, liquid and dry bulk cargo, multipurpose storage warehouses, an administrative area and customs offices, as well as an additional 300 acres for the logistics centre.
The project has been designed within the context of Egypt’s approved transport master plan, which calls for a system of nine dry port and logistics centres PPPs to be developed and tendered over the coming period.
The preparation of the project has been funded by the EBRD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (IPPF), with an advisory team led by Mazars, with legal support from Allen & Overy and Sarie-Eldin & Partners, and technical support from Infralinx, iMC, Rendel and Mena Rail.