Egypt has launched the largest military base in the Middle East Africa.

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi cut the sod at the at the base which is aimed at protecting and securing the southern Egyptian coasts, protecting economic investments and natural resources in the area.

The military base is named ‘Berenice military base’ spreads out over 150,000 acre of land. It is located on the Red Sea coast along Egypt’s southern borders, approximately 90 kilometer north of the Halayib Triangle. It consist of a naval base, an airbase, an army hospital, some combat and administrative units, and fields of shooting and training for all weapons.

The airbase has been expanded with the construction of 18 new hardened air shelters, capable of accommodating two fighters each, as well as new parking aprons, hangars, and an accommodation and administration area.

With a naval base that is 1,000 meter long and 14 meter deep constructed to the northeast and a commercial port that will have 1,200 meter of berthing space is still under construction. The base complex is supported by local infrastructure developments that include a 50-bed hospital, a desalination plant with a 34,000 meter cube per day capacity, and 40 kilometer of roads that link the various bases.

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