Symposium about “Economic Development in the Suez Canal Region”
On March 7, 2017, the Egyptian Council of Foreign Affairs organized a symposium in which Dr. Ahmed Darwish , Former Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone Authority, spoke about “Economic Development in the Suez Canal Region”, by attending Ambassador Dr. Mounir Zahran, ECFA Chair, and Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad, ECFA Director, and a number of ECFA members which including ambassadors, academics and experts.
Dr. “Darwish” briefed the audience on all the developments in the Canal region. He said that “What is currently underway, project and the development taking place at present have been a big dream for Egyptians for a long time. They were always looking forward to how to use the channel as a maritime corridor with an important strategic location, like other countries which developed their ports, improve the level of services to transiting vessels and develop logistic aspects, rather than focus only on collecting fees. “
The seminar discussed various aspects of these projects. ECFA members discussed their positive impact on the economic situation in Egypt, the expansion of land allocation for investment projects especially African projects, offer training opportunities for Egyptian labor and the continuation of implementing ambitious economic programs.