As part of the just-launched “West of Egypt” national developmental project along Egypt’s western desert and northern shores, an international amusement park similar to that of Disneyland is to be established in Marsa Matrouh at total investments of USD 2.5 bn, Invest-Gate reports.

In an inspection tour to the site of the envisaged project, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr announces this amusement park comes as part of a wider government plan, entitled “West of Egypt”, turning Marsa Matruh into an investment hub. The park will be located in Abu El-Marqik Village at the Golden Square in Marsa Matrouh, Nasr says, without giving further details.

According to Marsa Matrouh Governor Major General Alaa Abu Zeid, the “West of Egypt” national project is to become a global economic and tourism haven, featuring urban communities, a fully-equipped center, and a logistic area, in addition to a commercial port and an investment zone at Marsa Gargoub, El-Negila, west of Marsa Matrouh.

The first phase of Gargoub Port will include “the establishment of a multi-function dock,” the governor says. Operating the Gargoub Port will be in parallel with the establishment of other projects, including a- 54-kilometer economic center and a tourism city.