The signing ceremony was attended by the French Ambassador to Cairo Ambassador Stephane Romatet, Head of the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) Essam Wali and RATP Group Chairman Laurence Battle attended the signing ceremony.

For his part, Minister Wazir said the ministry has "an ambitious plan to upgrade and develop one of the transportation means which is the urban transportation," highlighting the progress in several projects currently taking place in Cairo and Alexandria. 

Such projects are carried out in cooperation between international partners and national companies, he added.

The Minister said the agreement with the French side included that 90 percent of the metro workers should be Egyptians as they will be trained by the French side.

Wazir also voiced hope over further beefing up cooperation with the French company in future.