Egypt - Urban & Transport

Egypt's irrigation ministry on alert for heavy rain season

Egypt's Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hany Sewilam has issued instructions to raise the level of readiness at all irrigation, drainage, and mechanics departments in preparation for the rainfall season.

UPDATED: 12 people killed, 27 injured in collision on Zafarana-Ras Ghareb road

12 people were killed and 27 injured when a bus collided with a heavy transport truck Sunday on the Zafarana-Ras Ghareb road, 40 kilometres north of Ras Ghareb in the Red Sea governorate, authorities reported.

Egypt launches national Sustainable Cities Initiative with World Bank at COP27

Egypt’s Minister of Local Development Hisham Amna and Minister of International Cooperation Rania El-Mashat launched the Egyptian Sustainable Cities Initiative in cooperation with the World Bank to enhance sustainable solutions in Egyptian cities.

UPDATED: At least 24 killed, several injured as minibus overturns into canal off Cairo-Mansoura Road

At least 24 were killed and several others injured on Saturday morning after a minibus overturned and fell into a canal off the Cairo-Mansoura Road in Daqahliya governorate in the Nile Delta.

Egypt signs contract with German Deutsche Bahn to operate first high-speed electric railway

Egypt signed on Tuesday a contract with a consortium of German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) and the Egyptian private-sector company El-Sewedi Electric to manage and operate the first line of the country's first high-speed electric train network.

Explainer: Everything you need to know about Egypt’s first unified emergency number 112

Egypt is closer to having its first-ever single emergency helpline after President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi inaugurated the project's main control centre in Mokkatam on Monday.

Egypt cooperating with 4 int'l firms to study establishing LNG bunkering hub

Egypt has signed a letter of intent with four international companies to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of a liquefied national gas-bunkering hub in the country, a service that Egypt is planning to provide for ships navigating the Suez Canal.

President Sisi inspects under-construction Integrated Cars City

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inspected on Friday morning progress in the construction of the Integrated Cars City, which will provide a full range of logistical and notarising services for hundreds of vehicle owners on a daily basis.

Egypt 'will never sell its ports' but aims to develop them thru private partnerships: Transport minister

Minister of Transport Kamel El-Wazir said on Wednesday that "Egypt will never sell its ports," but "aims to develop them through establishing partnerships with the private sector and international operators in the field of management and operation."

Eight people killed, two injured in collision on Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road

Eight people were killed and two other injured when a motorcycle and a lorry collided on Monday on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road in Beheira governorate, authorities reported.

EU prioritises cooperation with Egypt on water management projects: Berger

Christian Berger, the head of the European Union delegation to Egypt, said the EU places a premium on cooperating with Egypt in water management projects.

In Photos: Egypt launches its first-ever bike-sharing service 'Cairo Bike' ahead of COP27

Egypt launched on Thursday the first phase of its bike-sharing project 'Cairo Bike' with 250 bikes to rent for a pound/hr at 25 stations around the capital's downtown area.

Sisi invites private sector to engage in Egypt’s projects to extract metals from black sand

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has called on private sector companies to engage in projects to extract heavy economic metals from black sand.

Egypt’s Suez Canal to provide new ship fueling services starting 2023: SCZone

Egypt’s Suez Canal will provide new fueling services to ships crossing the global trade route through the Red and Mediterranean seas starting from the first quarter of 2023, said Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, adviser to the president of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) for ports.

In Photos: President Sisi inspects road development works in Greater Cairo

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inspected on Friday construction and development works to develop a number of roads in Greater Cairo.

Four killed, 10 injured as microbus flips over on Cairo-Assiut road

Four people were killed and 10 others were injured on Wednesday when a microbus flipped over on the western Cairo-Assiut Desert Road after a tire blew out, authorities said.

Egypt's Senate to discuss new law imposing 'green fee' on diesel, gasoline vehicles

After holding four procedural sessions last week, the Senate – the consultative upper house – will get down to business on Monday to discuss a new government-drafted bill on vehicle manufacturing and amendments to the Environment Law (4/1994).

In Photos: Egypt concludes construction of Tanzanian Julius Nyere Dam’s main body

The Egyptian consortium made of Arab Contractors and El-Sewedy Electric finished the construction of the main body of Julius Nyere Dam Rufiji River in Tanzania, Egypt’s Ministry of Housing announced in a report that the cabinet shared on Friday.

In Photos: Phase 3 of Cairo Metro’s third line starts receiving passengers

The first part of phase three of Cairo Metro’s third line started receiving passengers on Wednesday for a pilot operation that is set to last for one month, the Ministry of Transport announced.

Egypt's Senate to discuss a new bill on vehicle manufacturing

Following a three-month summer holiday, the Senate opened on Tuesday the third session of its five-year term.

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