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World Bank funding study to restructure Egyptian Railway Authority

Assistant Transport Minister Amr Shaat said that the World Bank is financing and supervising a study for the administrative restructuring of the Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA). He explained that the comprehensive development plan will cost about EGP 56bn, including upgrading the railway signalling network with EGP 13bn in investments. The government recently opened the way …

Daily News Egypt

The Arab Contractors Federation, in conjunction with the French company Feense, is set to construct the new line’s civilian facilities (Photo: Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page)

Construction on 3rd phase of Cairo metro line 3 begins

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail witnessed on Wednesday the construction launch for the third phase of the Cairo metro’s third line, which will run from Ataba to Bulaq El Dakrour at a length of 17.7 km. The cost of the entire third line is up to EGP 100bn, said the prime minister on the sidelines of …

Daily News Egypt

Ministry of Transport increase prices of Metro tickets to EGP 3-7

Ministry of transport announced the increase in the prices of metro tickets on Thursday, based on the number of stations travelled. The new prices to be implemented starting Friday, and will start from EGP 3 for the first nine stations, and EGP 5 for nine to 16 stations, up to a maximum of EGP 7 …

Mohamed Samir

Egyptian court bans ride-hailing apps Uber, Careem

Egypt’s Administrative Court issued a verdict on Tuesday to bar ride-hailing services Uber and Careem from operating in the country, saying they violate Egyptian law. The court verdict will go into effect immediately, but it can be appealed before Egypt’s Higher Administrative Court. Careem, on their official Facebook page, said that the company has not …

Mohamed Samir

0.5% increase in government vehicles in 2016/2017: CAPMAS

The number of vehicles owned by governmental companies and public transport authorities reached 8,900 vehicles in 2016/2017, including 2,800 air-conditioned vehicles and 6,100 ordinary buses, compared to 8,800 vehicles in 2015/2016, marking an increase of 0.5%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). On Sunday, the CAPMAS issued its annual bulletin …

Daily News Egypt

Most important transport projects of 2017

National roads project Shubra-Banha highway: 40 km, costing EGP 3.3bn. The north-eastern part of the regional ring road: 33 km, costing EGP 3,350bn. Farafra-Ain Dallah road: 90 km, costing EGP 412m. Minya-Sheikh Fadl-Ras Ghareb road: 55 km, costing EGP 423m. Bridges  Banha axis within the northern part of the regional ring road at a total …

Daily News Egypt

The Arab Contractors Federation, in conjunction with the French company Feense, is set to construct the new line’s civilian facilities (Photo: Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page)

Taisei Corporation and Orascom Construction to implement fourth metro line

The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has accepted the technical offer made by the consortium “Taisei Corporation – Orascom Construction”. According to a document from the NAT, the technical inspection committee has decided to accept the financial offer made in the tender by the aforementioned consortium to carry out the construction works of the first …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Al-Assar, Arafat meet to discuss cooperation on railway development

Minister of Military Production Mohamed Al-Assar met with Minister of Transport Hesham Arafat on Sunday to discuss means of cooperation between both ministries and the latest developments across several projects. Al-Assar said that the two ministers reviewed the business results of projects being implemented through coordination between their ministries, including the development of 295 railway …

Daily News Egypt

EgyptAir signs major deal of 45 new aircraft with total value of $6bn

EgyptAir Holding Company closed a deal on Wednesday, worth $6bn, that will add 45 aircraft to its fleet, according to a statement from the company. The agreement was signed at the ongoing Dubai Airshow with American airline manufacturer Boeing and Dublin-based AerCap. The aircraft are expected to be received within the next two years. “According …

Daily News Egypt

Cabinet to amend railway law for development

Parliament’s Transportation Committee has approved an agreement for General Electric (GE) to supply 100 locomotives and maintain 81 locomotives at a cost of $575m The committee is waiting for the cabinet to complete its draft of an amendment to Law No. 152 of 1980, related to the establishment and operation of railways. MP Mohammad Badawi …

Daily News Egypt

Uber to fully forgo its 20% service fee until 31 January 2017

Uber announced that it will not raise the fares for its riders and will also fully forgo its service fee—20% of every trip—so as to increase profits for its drivers until 31 January 2017 in celebration of Uber’s two-year anniversary. In light of the current economic situation and the increase in fuel prices, this strategy …

Daily News Egypt

NAT accepts EcoConServ Environmental Solutions technical bid to resettle those affected by first phase of metro’s fourth line

The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has accepted a technical proposal submitted by EcoConServ Environmental Solutions to update the resettlement plan and prepare a reconciliation action plan for those affected by construction during the first phase of the metro’s fourth line. According to a source at the NAT, the technical examination committee held a session …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din