Saudi Arabia seeks to make its ports unique and competitive
Riyadh, February 7 (CIC) – The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has announced the completion of 12 projects in the port of Dhiba on the northern Red Sea coast. The total cost of these projects was SAR 721 million.
Msaed bin Abdulrahman Al-Drees, the spokesman for MAWANI, said that the projects were aimed at making Saudi ports unique, official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Al-Drees said that Dhiba port would have a container-handling station by the end of March. It will be set up at a cost of SAR 327 million.
The station will be able to handle 500,000 standard containers per year. It will have a 550-metre long and 15-metre deep wharf that can accommodate modern container ships.
These are part of a series of projects being implemented by MAWANI to strengthen logistical and operational capabilities of Saudi ports and increasing their competitiveness, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan, SPA said.