Egypt has inaugurated the first and second phases of its electric train project on the al-Salam/ Administrative Capital/10th of Ramadan route back in October, Egyptian Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir said on Friday. The project line guarantees speedy transportation between Cairo and the new cities (Obour – Mostakbal – Shorouk – New Heliopolis – Badr – Industrial Zone and the 10th of Ramadan – the New Administrative Capital). Wazir started the tour by inspecting how work was being implemented at train stations, tunnels, bridges, workshops, and railway installations. The railway installations have also started in the workshop, with 10 basalt railway platforms for the train storage canopy having already been installed. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping signed an agreement in September 2017 to construct a $739 million electric train linking 10th of Ramadan City and New Cairo with the New Administrative Capital.
Source: Egypt Independent January 23, 2021 09:11 UTC