The Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, described the transportation network in Egypt as a "development vessel", reviewing the country's achievements in the file of transportation networks development and modernization over the past six years, explaining that Egypt was ranked the 118th in the world in the road quality index. Through years of work and development, it has ranked up 90 places, and is now the 28th in the world. The state announced that the goal this time of developing the national road network and the transportation sector in general is not only to reduce densities within cities, but Egypt is preparing for a more ambitious plan that transfers development from eastern to western Egypt, to serve the national urban development plan for Egypt until the year of 2052, which aims to double The urban area of Egypt, a plan that needed vessels for development, as described by the Prime Minister Egypt exceeded the implementation rates in a record, so what was scheduled to be completed in the year of 2027 as the first stage of the road development plan until the year of 2052, is about to be completed a few years after the beginning of implementation, and the state was actually able to plan and implement 7 thousand kilometers of new or upgraded roads, and the total of investments that are being implemented on the ground are 950 Billion EGP (Almost one trillion EGP), of which the state has already spent...
Written by: Ali Dagher Within the framework of the project to support planning and development management in Greater Cairo, and based on the special assignments to prepare a plan for the development of the southern entrance area of the city of Giza as it is the main gate to the city, a development plan is being prepared, which main objectives are to link and integrate major development projects and raise the value and efficiency of land use in addition to establishing a comprehensive collective transport center in El-Moneeb area to solve the problem of the transportation system and random parking, as well as establishing administrative and service centers that meet the citizens needs. And based on the meeting held on August, 25th. 2020, at the headquarters of the New Urban Communities Authority headed by the Minister of Housing, General. Governor of Giza, the Chairman of the Authority’s Board of Directors, Vice President of the Urban Development Authority, the Advisor to the Minister of Housing for Roads and Transportation, and representatives of the governorate and consultants, in which the development of El-Monib Square was discussed, and the meeting ended with the directives of Dr. Eng. Minister of Housing, to prepare a plan to fully develop the southern entrance area of the city of Giza. Several coordination meetings were also held at the headquarters of the General Organization for Urban Planning, headed by the Chairma...
Dr. Assem Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, announced the start of the implementation of the "Northern axis" in Al-Shorouk City parallel to the electric train route, which is the largest road project in the current stage in the city, For what will achieve the ease of traffic in the future Facilitates transportation from Ismailia Entrance No. (1) To Entrance No. (2), with a length of 4 km. Engineer Abdel Raouf Al Ghiti, Head of the El Shorouk City Development Authority, explained It will be implemented in 3 stages, which is to develop the old part from Entrance (1) to the train station, with a length of (800 m), and the second and third stages to the entrance of Ismailia (2), Linking to the bridge and the east axis Noting that the project includes implementation in two directions Each road has three traffic lanes, Includes traffic planning, guiding and warning signs, As well as public lighting, a sidewalk and a central island Engineer Abdel Raouf Al-Ghiti indicated that the supervisory staff and the executing company were emphasized for speedy implementation in the best way, Due to the benefit to El Shorouk City from this project.
Egypt’s Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir held a meeting with Mr. Masaki Noke, Ambassador of Japan in Cairo, to discuss cooperation in overhauling and maintenance of 35 Cairo subway second-line trains which were supplied by Japanese company Mitsubishi since 1996. The two sides discussed the latest developments in the technical offer submitted by the Japanese company Mitsubishi to implement the manufacturing and supply of mobile units, CP 412 for the first phase of the fourth line of the metro. Wazir emphasized the importance of developing and maintaining these trains as it would increase their efficiency, especially with the addition of air-conditioning. He added that cooperating with the National Egyptian Company for Railroad Industries is an essential part of this project, and that intensive meetings will be required between the National Tunnels Authority, NERIC and Mitsubishi to come up with the best plan for their development in a speedily manner. The Transport Ministry places great importance in developing the first and second lines of the subway, he said, alongside updating the current fleets in parallel with finalizing the subway network lines according to the latest technologies. Noting the depth of Egyptian-Japanese relations, Wazir pointed out the fruitful cooperation between both sides in multiple fields – particularly transportation and metro projects.
Orascom Construction announces that it has signed, together with Siemens Mobility and Arab Contractors, a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to design, install and commission Egypt’s first high-speed rail system. The agreement encompasses a rail system with a network of 1000 km. The first high-speed line will stretch across 460km and has an order value of around USD 3 billion. This initial line, which will also be operable for freight transport, will connect Ain Sokhna to Al Alamein while passing through the New Administrative Capital. This landmark project adds to Orascom Construction’s large portfolio of high-profile transportation projects, which includes monorail, light rail, railway and metro. It also reinforces the Group’s position as a leading partner on mega projects in Egypt. Osama Bishai, CEO of Orascom Construction, commented, “We continue to build on our track record as a major player in the transportation sector. Following our joint success with Siemens on Egypt’s mega power projects, we are pleased to cooperate once again with our long-term repeat partner. This project will connect distant parts of Egypt in a sustainable manner while contributing to the infrastructure and economic development of the country.”