CAIRO Metro’s Line 1 is due to be rehabilitated with the aid of €605m in loans, including €205m from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a €350m loan provided by the European Investment Bank and a €50m loan from the French Development Agency.
EGYPTIAN prime minister Mr Sherif Ismail attended a ceremony in Cairo on August 15 to witness the signing of a $US 1.24bn contract between Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and a consortium of China’s Avic International and China Railway Group for the construction of an interurban light rail line to the east of Cairo.
EGYPT’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), a division of the ministry of transport, has selected Hyundai Rotem to supply 256 metro cars for the phase three extension of Cairo metro Line 3, which is currently under construction. The contract is worth Won 433bn ($US 377.5m) which Hyundai Rotem says is its largest ever order in Africa.
EGYPT's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has awarded a consortium of Vinci Construction Grand Projets, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Egyptian partners Orascom Contruction and Arabco Contractors a contract worth around €1.1bn to carry out civil works on the third phase extension of Cairo metro Line 3.
EGYPT's Ministry of Transport has invited expressions of interest for the acquisition of a fleet of 13 trains for the Cairo metro and a consultant to advise on the introduction of a new fares policy designed to increase revenue.
EGYPT's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has awarded Alstom and its consortium partners contracts worth €187m to supply signalling, telecommunications and electromechanical equipment for the phase 3 extension of Cairo Metro's Line 3.