Egypt Joins Race for Africa’s High Speed Rail

  Deputy Minister of Transportation Amr Shaat has announced that the ministry set March 15 to submit technical and financial offers for the implementation of the first a high-speed railway in Egypt, extending from Ain Sokhna to New El Alamein City.

Shaat pointed out that the ministry planned to finish the implementation of the first a high-speed railway within 30 months, adding that the project will be for passengers and goods.

He also said that a high-speed railway will link Ain Sokhna; the new administrative capital; 6th of October, Alexandria and the New El Alamein City.

In 2018, the Minister of Transportation Hisham Arafat said in a conference in Dubai that more than 10 international companies are currently involved in the tender process, he said, without giving any names.

This comes within the framework of a new plan to develop Egyptian ports. The plan will be implemented by the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, in cooperation with Hamburg port in Germany.

Egypt is also working with China to build a light railway to link Cairo to the new administration capital that is under construction, after signing a memorandum of understanding last year.

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