Egypt-Sudan crossing update: more buildings

The satellite images in Microsoft’s Bing mapping service show some recent activity at the new border crossing between Egypt and Sudan. eshket3

It is rare that Bing has more recent imagery than Google, but in this case they show a lot of new construction. Inside the Egyptian compound are new vehicles, trenches and a grid of buildings smaller than a Landcruiser. Outside the wire to the northeast there are what look to be rondavels, possibly for construction staff housing. On the Sudanese side there are now also a few vehicles on the roadside. eshket4Note that these images are over a year old (based on “capture-date”) but they only came online within the last few weeks.