The minister of transport also presented other investment opportunities.
Egypt is to test its first electric LRT train in a few days for the first time without passengers before the actual operation.
The Egyptian House of Representatives, headed by Counselor Dr. Hanafi Jabali, approved, during its sessions last week, a proposal to establish a tourist train linking both the Red Sea and Luxor governorates.
Scheduled to open to the public soon, each train of the new trains includes 6 vehicles.
The Egyptian government has taken concrete steps to revamp Greater Cairo's first metro line.
The LRT line had already begun pilot operation.
The Alexandria Port Authority received the first American tractor supplied by the American company BRL, in order to pull the new Spanish air-conditioned trains supplied by the Talgo Company.
The Ministry of Transport released pictures of the progress at Adly Mansour exchange station, which includes stops for Metro Line 3, light rail transit, Cairo-Suez railway, the SuperJet bus line, bus rapid transit.
Upon an invitation of Qatari counterpart Jassim Bin Saif al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir held a visit to the Gulf state Sunday to hold talks on potential cooperation in the sector.
It is expected that the trials of the vehicles will take place without passengers for a period of 3 months before entering the service.
The deal is worth €125.6 million.
The LRT is planned to transport 500,000 passengers per day as it connects Salam City with 10th of Ramadan City through the New Administrative Capital (NAC).
Chairman of the National Authority for Tunnels Essam Wali indicated more details on its operation and ticket pricing.
Minister of Transportation Kamel al-Wazir received Tuesday the representatives of nine Austrian locomotive companies.
Head of Engineers Syndicate Hani Dahi said that Egypt’s ranking in global road safety improved, rising from 118th to 28th thanks to national road projects.
The authority noted that the price of the Cairo-Aswan ticket will be LE125 ($7.8).
The Egyptian Railways Authority is preparing to receive the first batch of Spanish air-conditioned trains contracted with the Spanish company Talgo within days.
Egypt’s Railways authority is set to receive a new batch of air-conditioned vehicles within days as part of the 1,300-vehicle deal manufactured by Transmash Holding, the representative of the Russian-Hungarian alliance.
Egypt’s Presidential development initiative ‘Haya Karima’ was implemented nationwide, with its effect being felt by different cities.
The value of the budget that has been allocated to the rehabilitation of the railway sector is LE200 billion.