Port Said

Port Said (Egyptian Arabic: بورسعيد Borsaʿīd IPA: [boɾ.sæˈʕiːd, poɾ.sæˈʕiːd], the first syllable has its pronunciation from French; unurbanized local pronunciation: [bɔrsaˈʕɛˑd]) is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 kilometres (19 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal.

Port Said has been ranked the second among the Egyptian cities according to the Human Development Index in 2009 and 2010, the economic base of the city is fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. It thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a tourist resort especially during summer. It is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said (the first building in the world built from reinforced concrete).

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Egypt’s Port Said port ranks 15th in Global Container Port Performance Index

Egypt Today 25 May 2022
Egypt’s Port Said port has ranked 15th in the New Global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) Launched by the World Bank and s&p global market intelligence for 2021. According to the Index, the ranking measures ports performance based on several things including the port calls and vessel sizes....
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MSMEDA pumped EGP 100m to finance 2,871 small, micro enterprises in Port Said since 2021

Egypt Commercial News 25 May 2022
Wael Hamed — Director of the Micro, Small, Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSMEDA) in Port Saidsaid that since 2021, the agency has financed 2,871 small and micro projects with EGP 100m ... This came on the side-lines of the MSMEDA’s branch in Port Said ......
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1st Free Roller Skate Rally in Port Said launches on May 27

Egypt Today 17 May 2022
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities represented by the General Egyptian Authority for Tourism Promotion and Port Said Governorate, and in coordination with the Directorate of Youth and ......

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