Trucks Stuck in Egypt for over 15 Days, No Apparent Reason

تم نشره في Tue 15 November / Nov 2016. 03:59 PM
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AMMAN —Al Ghad— The association of truck owners and drivers stated to “Al Ghad” that there are close to 70 Jordanian trucks stuck in the Badr area in Egypt for undisclosed reasons, prohibiting them from loading their shipments.

Chairman of the association, Mohammad Kheir Dawood explained that trucks exiting the Badr loading lots, in the Cairo outskirts, get their licenses booked, and is ticketed, fined, and may possibly be impounded.

Dawood also stressed that the association is doing everything within its power to resolve the situation, and is contacting both domestic and Egyptian respective authorities on the matter at hand, highlighting that the previously ratified arrangement between the two authorities, permitting Jordanian freight rucks from entering Egyptian territories empty, is due to expire by the end of the current year.

According to Dawood, the fines average around USD100 per day, accumulating a total of more than JOD150 thousand, which is beyond the financial capabilities of truck drivers.