The Ministry of Transport said in a Saturday statement that the work of soil research and surveying has been completed, the route planning and work is underway in the implementation of bridges and industrial works for the track, as well as stations and fences by major Egyptian companies specialized in these fields, in addition to industrial works on roads intersecting with the train track.

The German Company Siemens will start the works of signals, communications, control and electrical systems in conjunction with these works, in addition to manufacturing and supplying 34 passenger trains and 10 tractors for the transport of goods.

El Wazir stressed the importance of increasing the constructions works around the clock to complete the implementation of the project in full within two years from the date of activation of the contract signed with Siemens.