Deputy Chairman of the Railways Authority Magdy al-Sabbagh said that Egyptian-Sudanese railway linkage negotiations are still in progress, pointing out that the project may see momentum during the coming period especially under Egypt’s presidency of the African Union and the country’s keenness to develop relations with African states. He notes that so far no funding sources for the project have been identified or a date of commencement on the project. He added that solutions are being proposed to overcome the problem of different railway widths between the two countries, since the railway line in Sudan is narrower than in Egypt. The ministerial committees formed to follow up the project are holding meetings periodically to settle on appropriate studies, Sabbagh said. Sabbagh explained that the Ministry of Transport represented by the Railways Authority is currently working on completing the infrastructure development project for all lines, especially lines with a high density of passengers.
Source: Egypt Independent February 11, 2019 12:38 UTC