Safaga, Egypt/ Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 December 2023: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a number one facilitator of world commerce, logistics, and business has accomplished a complete environmental and social influence evaluation (ESIA), as half of their 30-year concession settlement with the Red Sea Port Authority (RSPA) for the growth and operation of a state-of-the-art multi-purpose terminal at Safaga Port.
The ESIA was carried out utilizing numerous scientific methodologies, complying with Egypt’s nationwide rules and International Requirements, together with Egypt’s Law No. 4 of 1994 for environmental safety, the IFC Performance Standards, and the World Bank Group’s EHS Guidelines.
Highlighted inside the evaluation’s findings had been the vital advantages of the undertaking, together with financial progress by stimulating native economies, job creation, and boosting regional financial exercise. Leveraging AD Ports Group’s expertise in creating superior port infrastructure, the terminal is well-positioned to enhance accessibility and connectivity, whereas adopting environmentally pleasant practices that may scale back air pollution and preserve pure assets.
The ESIA additional highlights the impacts on neighborhood growth, noting the anticipated enchancment in neighborhood infrastructure, schooling, healthcare, and social companies.
Comprehensive plans have been established, which embody mitigation measures to deal with potential detrimental impacts throughout building and operational phases, together with mud emissions, noise ranges, waste administration, and occupational well being and security. This environmental administration plan additional outlines procedures for environmental administration, self-monitoring, and social administration, making certain sustainable and accountable practices.
In parallel with the ESIA, the design of the multi-purpose terminal is aiming for net-zero certifications for 2 of its buildings, whereas incorporating varied sustainable design options in the buildings and infrastructure. These options embody rigorously chosen low-carbon supplies, in addition to vitality and water environment friendly methods.
Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer, Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group, stated: “As a Group, we’re dedicated to sustainable and accountable port growth, notably in the communities in which we function, in order that we are able to actively contribute, positively, to the native economic system and atmosphere. However, we perceive that our dedication extends past infrastructure and, along with the Red Sea Port Authority, we hope to create significant change that drives sustainable financial progress.”
The terminal is designed to deal with 6 million metric tons of bulk cargo, 450,000 TEUs of containers, and greater than 50,000 roll-on/roll-off models. AD Ports Group will concentrate on creating the higher infrastructure, together with buildings, amenities, and superstructures. The terminal is strategically positioned as the major gateway for regional growth, enhancing commerce effectivity and connectivity.