Egypt - Urban & Transport

EgyptAir to provide maintenance services to Kuwait Jazeera Airways at 6 Egyptian airports

EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering company on Monday signed a contract with Jazeera Airways to provide daily maintenance services to the Kuwaiti airline's aircrafts at six Egyptian airports.

Egypt's first lady visits Decent Life projects in Menoufiya village

Egypt's First Lady Entissar Amer visited on Wednesday a local exhibit organised by the Decent Life presidential initiative for products handmade by local women in Shama village, Menoufiya governorate.

Egypt halts import of manufacturing components for tuk-tuks

Egypt has halted the import of manufacturing components for the three-wheeled auto-rickshaws — locally known as tuk-tuks — including the base, chassis, and engine, according to a decree issued by the country’s Trade and Industry Minister Nevine Gamea on Tuesday.

Egypt witnesses 28.9% drop in traffic injuries and 8.9% decrease in deaths in 2020

Egypt reported a drop of 28.9 percent in road traffic injuries and 8.9 percent in deaths in 2020 compared to the previous year, the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in a report issued on Monday.

Train collides with truck near Marsa Matrouh

A passenger train collided with a loader on Tuesday morning near Marsa Matrouh, with no confirmed casualties among the train passengers reported so far, a statement by the Egyptian National Railways Authority said.

Cabinet commitee legalises 63 unlicensed churches

A cabinet committee tasked with legalising the status of unlicensed churches in Egypt approved on Sunday the legalisation of 63 churches and Christian service buildings that had been operating without a permit, the cabinet announced in a statement.

Egypt to boast world's 6th longest high-speed train, Siemens CEO tells Sisi at TransMEA fair

Egypt is set to boast the world's sixth longest high-speed network after the completion of its first high-speed electric railway, Michael Peter, CEO of Germany's Siemens, which was awarded the venture, told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday during the inauguration of the TransMEA 2021.

Suez Canal to raise transit tolls by 6%, excluding liquid gas and cruise ships

Transit tolls for vessels travelling through the Suez Canal will increase by six percent starting February 2022, Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Thursday.

Sisi orders gov't to relocate to new capital for 6-month experimental phase starting December

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered the Cabinet on Wednesday to start relocating public employees to the government district in the New Administrative Capital for a 6-month experimental phase starting December.

In Photos: Egypt to inaugurate 1st phase of Ahl Masr Nile Walkway in early 2022

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly praised what he described as the fast-track construction of the first phase of the Ahl Masr Walkway, a multi-service pathway along the banks of the Nile. .

Moscow-bound EgyptAir flight returns after threat message

A Moscow-bound EgyptAir flight returned to the Egyptian capital shortly after takeoff Wednesday after a threatening message was found onboard, authorities said.

A third of Egypt's Delta may drown due to climate change: Irrigation minister

Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel-Ati said on Monday that one third of the country’s Nile Delta may drown due to climate change.

At least 19 people killed in road accident on Cairo’s Ring Road

At least 19 people were killed when a truck collided with a microbus on the Ring Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Egypt's parliament approves EGP 5 billion loan for EgyptAir to evade default

Egypt's House of Representatives – the lower house parliament – approved on Monday granting EgyptAir Holding Company a loan of EGP 5 billion from the National Bank of Egypt and Banque Misr under guarantees from the minister of finance.

Egypt seeks to benefit from British expertise in infrastructure projects: Transport minister tells UK's Cleverly

Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir told British Minister for the Middle East James Cleverly, who is on a visit to Cairo, that Egypt is seeking to benefit from the UK's expertise in infrastructure projects to the maximum.

Sisi inaugurates new housing projects nationwide for residents in 22 unsafe areas

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday via the video conference new housing projects nationwide for residents of 22 unsafe areas as part of the government's ongoing efforts to relocate residents of slums to new housing.

Sisi inspects development work on roads, axes in Greater Cairo

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi followed up on Friday with the ongoing work to develop new roads and axes in Greater Cairo, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Search and rescue operation underway for victims of sunken microbus

A search and rescue operation is currently underway to find any survivors in the Nile River after a microbus fell off the Al-Sahel bridge — which connects Cairo to Giza — on Sunday.

US gives Egypt’s Sinai 20 buses for development purposes

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on Wednesday that it gave Egypt a gift of 20 buses to be dedicated to North Sinai governorate.

Egypt reveals images of installation of first monorail train

Egypt's Ministry of Transportation has revealed images of the country's first monorail train being installed on its track in the New Administrative Capital.

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