Egypt - Urban & Transport

One killed, 12 injured as vehicle overturns on coastal road in Kafr El-Sheikh

One person was killed and 12 others were injured when a pickup truck overturned on the international coastal road Baltim-Kafr El-Sheikh.

Egypt 2021 road, railway accidents: What figures indicate amid the upgrading process

Amid the ongoing development and improvements in recent years of the roads and railway sector in Egypt, news of current major accidents drew headlines for their relatively large death tolls.

17 killed in microbus-truck collision on Western Desert Road

Seventeen people were killed and four injured as a passenger microbus collided with a truck late Tuesday in Upper Egypt’s Sohag governorate.

Concrete casting of New Alamein city’s 300-metre high Iconic Tower started: Chinese constructor

The China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) – one of the largest construction companies in the world – started the concrete casting of the New Alamein City’s Iconic Tower at the Downtown Towers Project in Egypt’s Mediterranean city on Monday.

Egypt’s Suez Canal records highest ever monthly revenue of $704 mln in July

Egypt’s Suez Canal recorded its highest ever monthly revenue in July, reaching $704 million, in addition to the highest monthly transit and highest net tonnage, according to a statement by Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairperson Osama Rabie on Tuesday.

Egypt’s president urges establishing largest industrial polyethylene complex in Middle East

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has urged the establishment of the largest industrial polyethylene complex in the Middle East in Upper Egypt in order to cover the local market needs of industrial components in many vital sectors and cut imports.

Sisi reviews NSPO projects, directs consolidating livestock partnership with Jordan

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Saturday chaired a meeting to follow up on the latest developments on projects carried out by the National Service Projects Organisation (NSPO) nationwide, including a partnership with Jordan to boost Egypt’s livestock market.

Two Israeli tourists killed, seven injured in South Sinai road accident

Two Israeli tourists were killed and seven others were injured in a road accident in South Sinai governorate on Thursday, Egyptian and Israeli media reported.

Sisi calls for using local components in countryside development amid supply chain disruption

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has urged the reliance on local components as much as possible in implementing the projects under the Haya Karima (Decent Life) initiative to develop the countryside amid a disruption in global supply chains.

Traffic injuries down by 9.3% in Egypt in 2021: CAPMAS

Egypt recorded a 9.3 percent drop in traffic injuries in 2021 compared to 2020, as well as a 46.5 percent increase in railway-related injuries over the same period, a recent report released by the country’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on Tuesday.

Ministry studying ‘small increase’ in fares for Cairo Metro, railways amid global inflation: El-Wazir

Minister of Transportation Kamel El-Wazir revealed on Sunday evening that the ministry is conducting a study to implement “a small increase” in the fares for the Cairo Metro and railway trains, as the ministry is attempting to reduce a large budget deficit due to the increase in expenses amid global inflation.

High-speed electric railway network to shorten travel time by more than 50%: Transportation minister

The high-speed electric railway network linking the whole country will reduce the travel time between governorates by more than 50 percent, said Minister of Transportation Kamel El-Wazir.

Uber raises prices in Egypt after fuel price hike

Uber Egypt has raised the prices of its services in Cairo and Alexandria, according to an email sent to their clients on Thursday.

Egypt launches Cairo Bike, establishes 5 stops in Downtown Cairo ahead of COP27

Cairo Governorate, in cooperation with the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), launched on Tuesday the first phase of the Cairo Bike Project in the streets of Downtown Cairo.

25 killed, 31 injured in bus-truck accident on desert road near Minya

At least 25 people were killed and 31 others injured on Tuesday morning when a public transport bus crashed into a trailer truck in the country’s Northern Desert Road near Mallawi in Minya, sources told Ahram Online.

Transportation minister appoints new chairman for National Authority for Tunnels

Minister of Transportation Kamel El-Wazir issued a decision to appoint Sherif Hassan as the acting chairperson of the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), replacing Essam Wali, according to an announcement issued by the ministry.

Egypt to spend EGP 55 billion in annual diesel subsidies despite raising fuel prices: PM

Egypt is expected to spend EGP 55 billion in annual diesel subsidies during the fiscal year FY 2022/23 after the government’s Wednesday decision to raise diesel prices for the first time in 30 months by EGP 0.5 per litre, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has said.

4 children killed, 11 injured as bus overturns into El-Salam Canal

At least four children were killed and 11 others were injured on Wednesday evening after a bus overturned and fell into El-Salam Canal on the road connecting the governorates of Damietta and Daqahliya, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Cairo’s public transport increases ticket prices by 7% following fuel price hikes

Cairo governorate announced on Wednesday that it has raised the ticket prices of public transport by seven percent following the decision of the Fuel Automatic Pricing Committee (FAPC) to raise fuel prices for various octanes.

Egypt implemented EGP 45 bln water and sewage projects in 8 years: Housing minister

Egyptian Minister of Housing Assem El-Gazzar said on Sunday that the state has implemented 431 water and sewage projects with a cost of EGP 45 billion since June 2014, with 138 still under construction.

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