The Project entails the construction of the basic infrastructure of a second container terminal in Damietta Port situated on the Egyptian Mediterranean coast, about 9 km from Damietta city. The port handles export of agricultural products, fertilizers and furniture, and import of goods such as petrochemicals, cement, grains and flour. The Project will be undertaken by Damietta Port Authority (DPA), a port landlord authority operating thirteen docks/berths and six terminals in the Damietta Port.
The operation of the second container terminal and investment in the superstructure, e.g. buildings and equipment, is expected to be undertaken by a private sector operator under a concession agreement to be signed with the DPA.
The Project is expected to improve the competitiveness of Damietta port by increasing the port’s berthing depth allowing larger ships to use the port as well as improving the efficiency of port handling services. The Project will also provide the platform needed for the further private sector involvement in the operation of the new container terminal under the concession contract. The new quay wall is expected to incorporate climate resilience measures to reduce the infrastructure’s vulnerability to rising sea levels.
ESIA disclosure package
1. National EIA 2006 (Arabic and English)
2. Non-Technical Summary (NTS) 2019 (Arabic and English)
3. Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) 2020 (Arabic and English)
4. Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) 2020 (Arabic and English).
Full ESIA availability
Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
Damietta Port Investors Centre
Address: Port of Damietta Administrative Zone, Damietta 34511.
Damietta Governor Headquarter
Address: The Centre of Information and Decision Making Support
The City Hall – Nile Cornish, Damietta
Damietta chamber of Commerce
Saad Zaghloul Street - Damietta
Damietta chamber of shipping
Address: Port of Damietta Administrative Zone, behind the Engineering Department Building - Damietta 34511
Ahmed El Hawary - Manager of the Citizens Service department
And (if available)
Environmental, social or general enquiries
Ahmed El Hawary , Manager of the Citizens Service department
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Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.
Last updated 25 June 2014