The ministry is modernizing the fleet of the public transport in Cairo and Alexandria to operate using natural gas instead of diesel, in partnership with Ministry of Military Production.
The deal is worth LE323 million.
Murad said that the ministry is joining forces with the World Bank to introduce electric buses.
Tawfik added - in a TV interview on Saturday - that 70 percent of the local components of the buses will be manufactured to work with natural gas.
Egypt's Transport Ministry and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance signed a roadmap
Minister Mohamed Ahmed Morsi clarified that the local component in that bus is 60 percent.
The buses will be either electric or powered by gas, and will be operated in a specific lane.
The Ministry of Transportation launched on Saturday three bus lines whereas the buses are powered by gas and air conditioned.
The Egyptian Armed Forces carried out the fourth sterilization round in Cairo.
The electric vehicle is dubbed City Bus.
An official made the statement in a meeting with the Energy and Environment Committee at the House of Representatives.
The system will make e-payment possible.
The move comes within the state’s plan to give up the use of fuel vehicles in public transportation and introduce electric ones.
Injured people were reported; they suffered minors injures due to shattered glass of bus windows.
The meeting covered the company’s plans to resume assembling its vehicles in Egypt, and possible mechanisms to develop its activities.
At least seven people were announced killed and seven others wounded after the bus attack took place near a monastery in Minya.
Five people died and five others were injured in a bus accident in Ismailia governorate, the Ministry of Health stated on Friday.
The driver of a double-decker bus that overturned in Hong Kong killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 60 was arrested on Saturday.
At least 36 people were killed in Peru on Tuesday when a bus collided with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of the capital.
Thirty people were killed and 16 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said.