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Egypt and China sign Cairo interurban light rail contract EGYPTIAN prime minister Mr Sherif Ismail attended a ceremony in Cairo on August 15 to witness the signing of a $US 1.24bn contract between Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and a consortium of China’s Avic International and China Railway Group for the construction of an interurban light rail line to the east of Cairo.
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OVER the last 20 years the value of trade between Africa and the rest of the world has quadrupled, but trade between African nations remains extremely limited. According to the World Trade Organisation, intra-regional trade...
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IRJ at the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town: AN autonomous track inspection vehicle developed by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Transnet is on display at this week's...
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IRJ at the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town: TRANSNET South Africa says it has developed a positive business case for a new system which will enable the recovery and reuse of braking...
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EIGHT Auckland Transport (AT) DMUs together with spare parts are being shipped from New Zealand to Mozambique to operate commuter rail services in Maputo. The trains, which were originally built in Australia for opertion in Perth,...
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CONSTRUCTION and engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) has increased its stake in the Bombela Concession Company, which operates and maintains the Gautrain railway network in South Africa, to 50% by purchasing Bouygues Travaux Publics...
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EGYPTIAN prime minister Mr Sherif Ismail attended a ceremony in Cairo on August 15 to witness the signing of a $US 1.24bn contract between Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and a consortium of China’s...
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MAURITIUS Metro Express signed a Rs 18.8bn ($US 572m) design-and-build contract with Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India, on July 31 for the construction of a 26km light rail line linking the island’s capital Port Louis...
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ALGIERS Metro Company (EMA) has awarded CAF a contract to supply 12 six-car Inneo metro trains to run on its 13.5km line, which is currently being extended. The trains are already under construction, and will run...
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CASABLANCA public transport authority Casa Transport has shortlisted four bidders for a contract to supply 100 LRVs for light rail lines T3 and T4, which will add 28km to the city’s tram network. The shortlisted bidders...
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THE first light rail line in the Algerian city of Sidi Bel Abbès was inaugurated on July 25 by minister of transport and public works Mr Abdelghani Zaalane. Construction began on the initial 14.3km section of...

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