The Director of the Media Office of Misrata Free Zone (MFZ), Alaa El-Din Baba, said in an exclusive interview with Libya Herald that experts from the Belgian port of Antwerp, who specialize in protection, security and safety systems inside the ports, visited Misrata Free Zone early this week.
During their visit, they inspected, reviewed, evaluated, and conducted a field survey of MFZ’s smart gate systems and entry and exit movements, accompanied by a joint technical team from the administrations of the Misrata Free Zone.
A strategic partnership
Baba said this technical visit comes within the implementation of the agreement concluded between the MFZ and the Port of Antwerp on the sidelines of the North African International Conference and Exhibition for Ports and Free Zones, held last November 18-20. He said the agreement opened the way for cooperation between the two parties, which will extend to a strategic partnership to develop the free zone port according to the general vision to make it an important centre for international trade, especially transit trade, in addition to attracting investments.
Baba said the Belgian team praise MFZ’s development plan after inspecting several infrastructure projects in the free zone and the port, which will facilitate the implementation of the entire agreement in the field of cooperation and integration between the two ports. It will facilitate trade and exchange of goods and services, training and transfer of experience and knowledge, in addition to providing studies and consultations, the most important of which are electronic monitoring systems and entry movements and exit from the smart gates.