Supporting the development of the Suez Canal Economic Zone
Following the expansion of the Suez Canal in 2015 and the decision to declare the area adjacent to the strategic waterway a “special economic zone”, the OECD is supporting Egyptian Authorities to harness the potential of the 8% of global trade flowing through the Canal for job creation and economic growth, bringing tangible benefits to the Egyptian population.
Launched in February 2017, The EU-OECD Project: Supporting the development of the Suez Canal Economic Zone will assess existing capacities and provide a detailed action plan to build solid policy frameworks for the successful development of a dynamic and sustainable economic zone in Egypt. Three priority pillars have been identified:
Project Kick-off Workshop, 16 February 2017 in Cairo, Egypt
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