Egypt's Transport Ministry and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance signed a roadmap
That line will later be stretched to Sudan's Wadi Halfa city then the capital, Al Khartoum.
The Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) postponed announcing the winner in the tender offered to select a supplier of 100 train engines to mid-May after Eid Al Fitr instead of April.
When those units arrive, the total number of railcars delivered of that category will be 121.
The company will manufacture and supply 100 locomotives to support air-conditioned trains operating on long lines.
The new batch is part of a deal between the ministry and the Russian Transmashholding company to export Egypt 1,3000 railway locomotives.
Thirty-three railcars had been delivered over two batches in May and July.
The first model of railcars to be supplied by the Russian-Hungarian consortium will arrive in Egypt in five months to be tested.
The approximate cost of the deal is $600 million.
The Ministry of Transportation implemented a plan to develop railways in 2017.
The offers are from Italy and Latvia, in addition to a joint Russian-Hungarian offer.