Hesham Arafat

Deputy transportation minister resigns, reason unclear

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 - 02:43 GMT

This comes about a month after a horrible blaze took place in Cairo's Ramses Railway Station, killing 20 people according to official reports.

IGA receives 900k financial disclosures from gov't employees

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 - 02:37 GMT

Former Transportation Minister Hesham Arafat, who resigned in February this year, is set to submit his financial disclosure, sources said.

LE 56 billion allocated to develop Egypt's railways in 6 yrs: Cabinet

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 01:55 GMT

The state has purchased 100 locomotives with a cost estimate of LE 11 billion, while LE 18 billion were spent to maintain and develop 1,300 cars.

Transport min, Siemens delegation probe upgrading Banha-Port Said railway line

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 - 11:55 GMT

The railway system will be provided with advanced technology for signalling, level-crossings and communications and the number of wagons and passengers on this route will be increased.

Two-way Safaga/Marsa Alam road costs LE1.5B: Minister

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 - 01:32 GMT

Arafat said the project aims at easing traffic to tourist development areas and limiting the occurrence of accidents on the road.

Transport min., AfDB manager discuss boosting bilateral cooperation

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 - 02:16 GMT

During the meeting, Arafat reviewed available investment and funding opportunities in the transportation sector, which is witnessing a quantum leap in the current phase.

Govt. denies intention to privatize railways

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 - 11:42 GMT

The Ministry of Transportation denied the intention to privatize the railway facilities

Egypt, Sudan tackle boosting transport cooperation

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 - 02:04 GMT

The get-together tackled the importance of activating linkage between the two countries through railways. They also agreed on holding a joint technical committee in Khartoum.

Egypt inks metro trains deal with South Korea worth €243M

Sun, 26 Aug 2018 - 11:17 GMT

Minister of Transport Hesham Arafat said the contract is for 76 months between the National Authority for Tunnels and the Korean company Hyundai Rotemm.

Authority of Land, Dry Ports achieves surplus of LE129M in 2017/18

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 - 10:08 GMT

The authority executed 93 percent of its investment plan during last fiscal year, with a total of LE 155 million.

Conglomerates qualified for establishing Egypt's first dry port selected

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - 01:46 GMT

Examining the documents of all companies, the ministry chose the most qualified companies, the Minister said in a statement on Wednesday.

Transport min. discusses training program with Chinese delegation

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 10:13 GMT

The trainees should attend two years of the course in China and the third year in Egypt, according to a statement by the Transport Ministry.

Zamalek’s metro to reduce congestion by 18K cars: Minister

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 - 01:39 GMT

The project of establishing a metro stop in Cairo’s upscale Zamalek district will help reduce the number of vehicles in the area by 18,000, including 8,000 buses

Egypt to manufacture 300 railways wagons by end of 2018

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 - 07:48 GMT

Ministry of Transport announced the manufacturing of 300 railway wagons in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Industrialization by the end of next year.

Cairo Metro ticket prices to increase in 2018

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - 01:42 GMT

Cairo Metro Company spokesperson Ahmed Abdel-Hady said the company and the Ministry of Transport are still negotiating an increase in ticket prices.

Government passes new traffic law

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 03:38 GMT

The Egyptian government approved on Wednesday the new traffic law, Transport Minister Hesham Arafat said in a press conference at the cabinet headquarters.

PM, transport minister review GARBLT projects

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - 04:20 GMT

Transport Minister Hesham Arafat said Sunday his meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail centered on the work progress in a number of projects.

Railway authority revenues posted 16% increase in June

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 - 08:56 GMT

The authority registered LE 162.2 million in May, up from LE 148.8 million in the corresponding month last year.

Transport minister inspects Alexandria road development project

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 - 03:00 GMT

Transport Minister Hesham Arafat on Saturday paid an inspection tour of a project to expand the development corridor of Alexandria's Borj el Arab city.

Sisi orders finalizing train project in two years

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 06:32 GMT

Sisi stressed on Tuesday the necessity of finalizing the electric passenger train project within two years.