Revived after hiatus: What you need to know about Egypt, Sudan railway project?



Sat, 31 Oct 2020 - 12:21 GMT


Sat, 31 Oct 2020 - 12:21 GMT

Railways in Egypt - File

Railways in Egypt - File

CAIRO – 31 October 2020: Egypt and Sudan have agreed upon reviving their joint project of a railway linking both countries, after a long hiatus due to the events that erupted in Sudan in 2019, and led to the ouster of Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir.


Below, et displays information about the project:


1- The railway extends with a length of about 900 km in both countries.


2- It starts from Alexandria, passing through Aswan towards Khartoum.


3- The Kuwaiti Fund for Economic Development offered to fund the project.


4- The first phase of the project extends from Aswan in Egypt to Halfa Oasis in Sudan.


 5- The railway line passing in the Sudanese territories has a length of 250 km.


6- It is planned that this railway line will link all lands inside both countries in the future.


7- The implementation part of the project will take place in accordance with the specifications of the Egyptian railways.


8- This line will be designed to transport passengers and cargo.


9- The execution phase will start once the feasibility and technical studies are finalized.


10- A higher coordination committee will be formed to follow up the implementation of the project, and will include transport and foreign ministers of the two countries.




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