FILE - Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy FILE - Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy

Egypt to import Chinese buses powered by electricity, natural gas

Tue, Dec. 24, 2019
CAIRO - 24 December 2019: Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy asserted Egypt's keenness on being up to the latest technological developments especially when it comes to the manufacture of vehicles powered by electricity and natural gas.

This came on Tuesday during Shaarawy's meeting with a delegation from the Chinese company Yutong which is specialized in manufacturing electric and natural gas-powered buses.

The meeting was attended by a delegation from Geyushi Motors, which represents the Chinese company in Egypt, and senior officials of the Ministry of Local Development.

The Chinese company manufactures 25 percent of the electric buses operating in China and 15 percent of those around the world.

The meeting reviewed aspects of cooperation between the Chinese company and Cairo Transportation Authority (CTA) to get new buses running on electricity and natural gas in accordance with international standards, a statement by the ministry said on Tuesday.

Shaarawy pointed out to the directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the government to localize the industry of electric and natural gas-powered vehicles.

He pointed out that the new buses will have 60-70 percent local components.
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