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The Nile Basin Ministerial Meeting on VICMED feasibility studies was held on Cairo, December 12, 2022, organized by MRCC.

Under the mandate of the Ministry of Transport and the General Authority for River Transport, the "Events Planning Group" of MRCC has completed the Nile Basin Ministerial Meeting to announce the launch of the second phase of feasibility studies for the establishment of the sea corridor between Lake Victoria and the Mediterranean, with the participation of many African countries, international organizations, embassions and bodies. The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Lieutenant-General Engineer/ Kamel Al-Wazir - Minister of Transport , who stressed the success of the conference in reaching its objectives and that these objectives and final recommendations met with full consensus among the States of the Nile Basin participating in the meeting. His Excellency also noted the importance of this project in the development of the countries of the pathway and the opening of new access to the port of Alexandria and the creation of jobs. He also declared many similar projects linking Egypt and various African countries, such as the Cairo Cape Town Road Project, 10 thousand kilometres long, the Egypt-Sudan Railway Link Project, the land-and-rail link between Egypt and Libya, from North Africa, as well as the important land road between Egypt and Chad through Sudan. A memorandum of understanding was also signed on the margins of the conference between the General Authority for River Transport and South Sudan for the Development of River Transport. 

On the other hand, the "Events Planning Group" received many messages of congratulations and thanks to the Government and people of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Ministry of Transport, the General Authority for River Transport and the Organizing Committee from many ministers, ambassadors, international organizations and representatives of various countries. They payed tribute to the accuracy and quality of organization, reception and access to the desired results. They also expressed their great pleasure at Egypt's pioneering role in the development of transport in the countries of Africa and at the apparent renaissance in all fields of transport in Egypt.