French ambassador: Egypt implements long-term development plan

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 - 09:57 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (L) – French President Emmanuel Macron (R) – Wikimedia commons

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (L) – French President Emmanuel Macron (R) – Wikimedia commons

CAIRO - 22 Nov 2017: French Ambassador in Cairo Stephane Roumtier said Egypt is proceeding with a long-term development plan to establish new sustainable and developed cities, pressing the need for upgrading transportation means to link Cairo with the new cities.

In statements to MENA on the fringe of his participation in the Second Urban Transportation Forum held in Cairo, the ambassador said the establishment of new modern transportation means requires a long time.

The forum is organized by the French Development Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport.

He highly appreciated the move of the Egyptian government to carry out such projects at the current time.

The French diplomat also said the establishment of new transportation means aimed at solving the traffic jams as well as preserving environment and decreasing the impact of pollution.

He said France is ready to offer its expertise in the field of urban transportation to the Egyptian government, noting that an agreement has been reached with the Ministry of International Cooperation to work out radical solutions for the traffic problems in mega cities such as Cairo and Alexandria.

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