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Egypt cabinet approves contract with French RATP to manage Cairo's new electric train line

The new electric train line will connect the station of Adly Mansour, the 10th of Ramadan City, to the New Administrative Capital

Lamis ElSharkawy , Wednesday 27 Jan 2021
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Egypt’s cabinet approved on Tuesday contract between the country's National Authority for Tunnels and the French state-owned Autonomous Parisian Transportation Administration (RATP) to manage and operate the new electric train, which aims to facilitate access to the New Administrative Capital (NAC).

The a 15-year, one billion euro contract between the Egyptian and the French sides was signed in September.

The new electric train will connect Cairo with various cities, including Obour, Mostaqbal, El-Shorouk, New Heliopolis, Badr, the Industrial Zone, 10th of Ramadan and the New Administrative Capital.

The line, which is being built by the Chinese AVIC-CREC consortium in cooperation with Egyptian companies, is 72% complete.

Egypt is expanding and upgrading the transportation network in Greater Cairo through the construction of new underground metro lines, multiple bridges, and major roads and freeways.

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