A delegation from the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) lead by Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Yigit Alpogan has visited Egypt in order to raise awareness on the UfM project “Training Activities under the Programme on the Development of a Network of Euro-Mediterranean Logistics Platforms (LOGISMEDTA)”, as well as to involve the Egyptian government in it. The visit is in line with similar visits to Morocco and Tunisia in May 2012.
The Delegation met with Transport Minister Mohamed Rashad, who stated that Egypt was ready to launch the training programme of the LOGISMEDTA project, and announced that his Ministry would provide a symbolic financial contribution of €50,000. He stressed the importance of LOGISMEDTA not only for the logistic platform but also for the development of the maritime hub of East Port Saïd.
LOGISMEDTA will establish a common reference framework for logistics jobs, and a common model for logistics courses, as well as activities enabling knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices; it will create a pool of itinerant trainers and student exchange programmes; constitute a network of trainers and experts at various levels who will lead the transformation of the transport and logistics sectors and create a Euro-Mediterranean market of logistic specialists; improve the level of qualifications in the logistics sector by reinforcing logistics training structures in Southern Mediterranean Member Countries, as well as improve and harmonise the transport and logistics sectors to accelerate economic development in Southern Mediterranean countries.
During the first phase, the six-year-term project will focus on the training activities at the intermodal platforms in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, which will be in operation in 2015. It is supposed to result in a more competitive and efficient network of Euro-Mediterranean logistic platforms.
Source: ENPI Info Centre