Transport Minister

Egypt's Transport minister inspects 4th phase of Cairo Metro Line 3

Sun, 03 May 2020 - 09:34 GMT

The minister began his tour at El Nozha station where he inspected ticket counters, entry and exit gates, fire alarm systems and escalators.

Pilot phase of Cairo Metro Line 3 to start Saturday

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 05:58 GMT

Transport Minister Hesham Arafat on Saturday is to witness the launch of the pilot phase of the fourth stage of Cairo Metro Line 3.

Gov't to install surveillance cameras in new bid to control railway accidents

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 - 01:05 GMT

Transport Minister Hisham Arafat ordered on Tuesday the Railway Authority to install surveillance cameras around the central control towers of the National Railways to monitor workers and prevent train accidents.

Egypt to choose supplier of 1,300 rail carriages by end of May

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 04:00 GMT

The ERA has issued an international tender in November 2017 to choose a company or alliance that will manufacture and supply new rail carriages

In-depth look at Cairo metro's fare increase

Fri, 11 May 2018 - 03:51 GMT

The Ministry of Transportation has increased the price of metro tickets for the second time in less than a year.

Metro fares hikes could not be delayed: Transport Minister

Thu, 10 May 2018 - 10:32 GMT

Transport Minister Hisham Arafat said the decision to apply new hikes in Cairo’s underground Metro fares “could not be delayed even for one day.”

Egypt to run ports 24 hours to cut costly delays

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 - 01:48 GMT

Egypt’s state grain buyer GASC set new tender terms in February to cap demurrage fees after major suppliers shunned state wheat tenders.

Egypt plans to award Red Sea to Mediterranean rail tender in H2 2018

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 - 01:21 GMT

The project will connect the eastern resort of Ain al-Sokhna to El Alamein, a town west of Alexandria that was scene of a battle in World War Two.

Egypt seeks to purchase 1,300 rail carriages in 2018

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 - 07:05 GMT

Egypt is seeking to upgrade the infrastructure of railways; hence, it has stepped up several railway investments to improve its safety.

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.

Damanhur overpass ready to be opened;Transport min.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 - 02:05 GMT

Minister of Transport Hesham Arafat announced on Monday that construction works in Damanhur overpass have been finalized and that it is ready for inauguration.

45 billion EGP needed to develop railway network

Mon, 15 May 2017 - 06:40 GMT

Developing the railway network needs over 45 billion EGP ($ 2.5 billion), since it has nott been developed for 70 years.