It will extend over 21 kilometers and include 20 stations.
The units supplied belong to three different deals.
The plan includes developing metro lines’ trains and infrastructure.
Egypt’s National Tunnels Authority readies to launch a global tender for the implementation of the first metro project in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
The agreement allocates 3 million and 5 thousand Euros as assistance, according to the agreement signed in 21st of October 2020.
The first of 22 trains that will work in the electric railway network from al-Salam City to the Administrative Capital and 10 Ramadan City will arrive in August.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said Egypt is accelerating towards a renaissance in the transport sector, as he inspected drilling works at Kitkat metro station on Wednesday with a number of ministers and ambassadors.
Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir held a meeting on Saturday with Japanese Ambassador to Cairo Masaki Noke to discuss prospects of cooperation in metro projects.
The National Authority for Tunnels has started installing automatic machines in all stations, known as (T.V.M) machines, to extract meter tickets.
Ministry of Transport launched an initiative to raise awareness on the necessity of wearing masks while using the metro or the train for daily travels.
The project is worth €360 million.
Senior citizens above 70 years of age have been exempt from the metro ticket, while those above 60 will have a 50 percent discount upon showing their national ID.
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.
The transport ministry has an ambitious plan to upgrade and develop one of the transportation means which is the urban transportation, noting that a number of projects are currently being implemented in Cairo and Alexandria governorates.
The buses will be either electric or powered by gas, and will be operated in a specific lane.
The new machines will cover the stations of the first and second lines completely, and operate with coin, and paper currencies and bank credit cards.
The authority invited tenders in November 2019, and received three offers in January.
The prices of Metro tickets increased starting from tomorrow Monday as per a decision made by the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation.
Egypt is no longer the highest in road accidents thanks to the national projects that occurred within 6 years.
He pointed out that 7 thousand kilometers of roads have been implemented by all sectors of the state