Orascom Construction worker. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
The first contract included completing the civil works for the Greater Cairo Metro fourth line.
Upon completion, the 42-kilometre fourth line will have the capacity to transport 2 million passengers daily. It will run through 38 stations from 6 October city to the Great Pyramids area.
Egypt is constructing the first phase of line four with a $308 million loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The second contract signed between Orascom and the NAT covers building a joint venture to execute the Mechanical, Electromechanical, and Plumbing (MEP) works for all stations of the first line of the new high-speed rail system in Egypt, which will run from Ain Sokhna to Marsa Matrouh.
The first line, stretching 675 kilometres, will comprise 21 stations serviced by 15 high-speed trains, 34 regional trains, and 14 freight trains.
Orascom Construction is a Cairo-listed leading global engineering and construction contractor primarily focused on infrastructure, industrial, and high-end commercial projects in the Middle East, Africa, and the United States.