The Minister of Transport, Issa Bakkai, stressed the need to upgrade the performance of ports and give more flexibility to their commercial movement, according to a statement by the ministry.
In this context, Bakkai called for the use of the latest systems and technologies that conform with the internationally applicable standards in this field.
While presiding over a meeting yesterday at the new station of Algiers port, the minister stressed that this “will make Algeria an effective component and an important logistic platform in the Mediterranean basin.”
The statement indicated that the meeting took place in the presence of officials from the Ministry of Transport, the President and Director-General of the Port Services Complex, the CEOs of ports, representatives of the security forces as well as the Secretary-General of the National Federation of Algerian Port Workers and members of its office.
The meeting was devoted, according to the same source, to “the established strategy for developing and upgrading Algerian ports, modernizing their management and improving their services, with the involvement of all actors in the field so that these vital facilities can play their role as a main driver of the national economyand to reach sustainable economic development.”
On the occasion, Bakkai thanked the port workers for their dedication and constant work to develop and upgrade the performance of ports.