Egypt's Transportation Minister Kamel Al-Wazir meets with Alstom AMECA region president Andrew Deleone in London, UK, 2 December 2023. Photo: Egyptian Cabinet
The two officials reviewed the final version of the planned agreement governing the project, according to a ministry statement.
The future line will extend in a parallel path to the first metro line to reduce the burden on it.
The line will comprise 26 stations stretching 34 kilometres from Al-Khosos in the north to New Maadi in the south.
It will intersect with the first line at Demerdash station, with the third line at Abbasiya station, and with the fourth line at Magra Oyoun and Sayyeda Aisha stations.
Both sides also discussed a number of joint projects as well as future cooperation in the transport sector.
Egypt is working on building additional metro lines and expanding existing lines in the country’s capital.
In November, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly greenlit the experimental operation of the third and final stage of the metro’s third line, which will serve highly populous areas in Giza.
In August, Egypt secured a €64 million loan from South Korea to facilitate the importing of 32 trains intended for the third metro line.
In July, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi approved a $307 million Japanese loan to finance the construction of the fourth line, which will connect downtown Cairo with a number of locations in Giza, including the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza.