Railway Modernisation: #Egypt Seeks Loans from #AfDB


The Government of Egypt has applied for a loan from the African Development Bank (ADB) to finance the Egypt National Railways Modernization Project (ENRMP).


According to a procurement notice from the African Development Bank, the principal objectives of this Project is to contribute to Egypt’s socio-economic development through a safe and reliable railway transport service and to strengthen ENR’s financial sustainability.


The Project will specifically contribute to: (i) improving safety of train operations; (ii) increasing network capacity; and (iii) improving the efficiency and reliability of train services as there will be less delays.


The impact of the above outcomes is expected to lead to improved customer confidence in railway services and increase in revenues.


Attract from the notice is published below:


GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICEARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPTMINISTRY OF TRANSPORTEGYPTIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS EGYPT NATIONAL RAILWAYS MODERNIZATION PROJECT (ENRMP)1.


The Government of Egypt has applied for a loan from the African Development Bank (ADB) to finance the Egypt National Railways Modernization Project (ENRMP).2.


The principal objectives of this Project is to contribute to Egypt’s socio-economic development through a safe and reliable railway transport service and to strengthen ENR’s financial sustainability.


The Project will specifically contribute to: (i) improving safety of train operations; (ii) increasing network capacity; and (iii) improving the efficiency and reliability of train services as there will be less delays. The impact of the above outcomes is expected to lead to improved customer confidence in railway services and increase in revenues.3.



The project includes the following components proposed for ADB financing:Component 1: ETCS Level 1 Track-Side and On-Board EquipmentComponent 2: Project Management and Engineering SupervisionComponent 3: Independent Financial Audit4.


All procurementsof goods (including non-consultancy services), works and the acquisition of consulting services, will be carried out following the African Development Bank’s Procurement Methods and Procedures in line with the AfDB’s Procurement Policy and Methodology for Bank Group Funded Operations dated October 2015, utilizing Bank’s Standard Solicitation Documents.


Bidding documents are expected to be available starting May 2020.5. Interested bidders may obtain further information, and should confirm their interest, by contacting:Executing Agency: Egyptian National RailwaysAddress:Railways Compound, fifth floor, above Shubra Tunnel,Ramsis Square, Cairo, EgyptContact name: Eng. Alaa Zayed -Director of Purchases, Stores and Custom Clearance Fax number: +202 2576 1337
Email address: enr.pscc@gmail.com
with CC to: mshahin1962@yahoo.com & eng.mahmoudhanafy@yahoo.com

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