Egypt - Urban & Transport

EgyptAir celebrates International Women's Day with all-female flight to Athens

Egypt's Ministry of Aviation recently marked International Women's Day with a special flight crewed entirely by women.

Egypt’s Suez Canal records highest ever daily transit rate

Navigation traffic in the Suez Canal recorded its highest ever daily transit rate, with 107 ships crossing from both directions without waiting and a total net tonnage of 6.3. million tons, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Osama Rabie said on Monday.

Toll in Qalyoub train crash rises to four dead, 23 injured

Casualties in the Egyptian Nile Delta train accident have increased to four deaths and 23 injuries, the Ministry of Health and Population announced on Wednesday.

Egypt to compensate families of those killed in Qalyoub train crash with EGP 100,000: Minister

Meanwhile, the Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine El-Qabbaj announced on Tuesday evening that the government will disburse an EGP 100,000 in compensation to each of the families of those killed in the train crash in Qalyoub train station on Tuesday evening.

Two killed, 16 injured as train derails in Qalyoub city in Nile Delta: Health ministry

Two people were killed and 16 others injured as a train crashed into the platform before derailing at Qalyoub train station in Qalyoubiya governorate in the Nile Delta north of Cairo on Tuesday evening, according to a preliminary toll by the Ministry of Health and population.

Africa needs to build 18,000km of railway lines by 2040: Egypt's transport minister

Egypt's Minister of Transport Kamel El-Wazir said on Tuesday that Africa urgently needs to build about 18,000 km of railway lines by 2040 to cover the shortage it is facing in rail transport projects, adding that this requires huge investments.

Five students killed in deadly crash on Cairo's Salah Salem road

Five students were killed as their car crashed into a tree on Salah Salem Road near the district of Heliopolis, east of Cairo, authorities said on Monday.

MSC-ISTANBUL re-floats again in the Suez Canal

Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced Monday evening that tugboats succeeded in refloating the MSC-ISTANBUL cargo vessel after being stranded for a couple of hours in the Suez Canal.

Explainer: What you need to know about Egypt's Tahya Misr maritime terminal

The Egyptian Ministry of Transportation has been building for over two years a multi-purpose maritime terminal in Alexandria, dubbed Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt), as part of a broader national plan to develop the country’s ports.

Investing in human capital and technology basis of urban development, shift towards smart green cities: Mohieldin

The success of urban development and the shift towards smart green cities requires investment in human capital and advanced technology, in addition to localising development and the good management of the wealth of data of smart cities, said Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN climate change high level champion for Egypt and UN special envoy on financing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

ChatGPT describes state's 8-year development efforts in Sinai as 'expansive': Egypt's PM

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Sunday that the artificial-intelligence chatbot ChatGPT described the state's development efforts in Sinai over the past eight years as “expansive."

Cost of developing Sinai would have been multiplied if postponed: Sisi

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Sunday that the cost of development projects implemented in Sinai over the past few years would have been multiplied if they were postponed.

In Photos: PM inspects Egypt’s first electric vehicle prototype, listens to manufacturers' demands

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inspected on Tuesday the prototype of Egypt’s first locally manufactured electric vehicle (EV) and discussed the development of its production with its manufacturers.

Cairo Metro to add new tier to ticket pricing scheme

Egypt's Ministry of Transport is creating a new tier in the Cairo metro's ticket pricing scheme, where passengers travelling more than 25 stops will need to buy tickets costing EGP 12, Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir said on Tuesday.

Egypt issues multi coloured integrated services cards for disabled people

The Ministry of Social Solidarity has started issuing coloured integrated services cards for people with disabilities as the government moves to ensure adequate accessibilty to more people with special needs in public life.

Footbridge collapses on Cairo-Alex highway in Qalioubiya; no casualties

The El-Tallaga footbridge extending over the Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road in Qalioubiya, Greater Cairo, collapsed early on Thursday after an excavator collapsed in the body of the bridge, Qalioubiya Governor Abdel-Hamid El-Haggan said in a statement.

Egypt to launch first locally manufactured electric vehicle at affordable price

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) announced on Tuesday that it would launch Egypt's first locally manufactured electric vehicle (EV) within six months at an affordable price in the Egyptian market.

4 killed, 20 injured in a microbus accident in Behaira

Four people were killed and 20 others injured early on Tuesday when a microbus flipped over on the Cairo-Alexandria desert highway in Behaira governorate near Nubariya city.

1st rail journey on Cairo-Luxor line by new Talgo train slated for Sunday: Transport minister

The first rail journey on the Cairo-Luxor line using the new Talgo train will take place on Sunday, announced Minister of Transport Kamel El-Wazir.

Suez Canal achieves highest monthly revenue in its history in January at $802 million

Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Osama Rabie said on Thursday the international waterway achieved in January the highest monthly revenue in its history, reaching $802 million, surpassing the record achieved in August by $56.4 million.

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