Hatim Abd al-Latif, Egypt’s minister of transportation, said that a land port currently being constructed near the town of Qastal on the Egyptian-Sudanese border will be completed by January 2014.
He added that those living in the Aswan province, and specifically the city of Abu Simbel, would be given priority to work at the port. (...)
These facilities will be equipped with the most modern forms of technology to engage in searches and seizures, in addition to three electricity generators operating at 500 kilowatts. The port will also include wide areas of land which will be used to regulate the movement and flow of cars and heavy vehicles, in addition to a 280 metre-long, six metre-wide dirt road set aside specifically for camel traffic.