Hisham Arafat

Min. of Transport studies establishing railway line extending to Sudan

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 12:02 GMT

The Ministry of Transportation studied with several consultants establishing a railway line of 600 km in length linking Egypt to Sudan.

98% of first stage of third metro line's fourth phase completed

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 - 08:38 GMT

Around 98 percent of thefirst stage of the third metro line's fourth phase from Haroun to Shams Club has been completed.

Tourism, transport ministers discuss measures to facilitate floating hotels movement

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 10:27 GMT

Tourism Minister Rania el Mashaat and Transport Minister Hisham Arafat met Thursday on measures taken to facilitate the movement of floating hotels.

Arab Transport ministers meet in Cairo

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - 10:30 GMT

A number of Arab Transport ministers arrived in Egypt on Monday, October 22 early morning to discuss developing transport services between Arab countries.

Egypt launches joint stock company to manage multi-purpose stations

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 - 01:52 GMT

The Alexandrian-based company is tasked with constructing and running a multi-purpose stations to handle containers and general cargo in eight docks at Alexandria port, Transportation Minister Hesham Arafat said in a statement on Thursday.

Millions of euros allocated to improve Cairo Metro network

Sun, 26 Aug 2018 - 03:43 GMT

President Sisi approved a €100 million deal between Egypt and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Building (EBRD).

Regional Ring Road saves LE 800M annually

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 - 01:21 GMT

Arafat said that the project will be inaugurated soon, adding that it will connect all the main highways in Egypt and help in easing traffic congestion in Cairo.

Railway network will be entirely upgraded by 2022: reports

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 - 11:16 GMT

The railway network will not be entirely developed until 2022: Ministry

Transport min. probes with UKEF head means of enhancing joint coop.

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 - 02:52 GMT

Transport Minister discussed with Chief Executive of UK Export Finance means of prompting joint cooperation in various fields of transportation.

Railway e-booking system to be introduced: Minister

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 - 11:45 GMT

The Ministry of Transportation is planning to launch mobile application for booking and canceling the railway tickets online.

Transport min. lays foundation stone of 1st river port in Sohag

Thu, 31 May 2018 - 01:30 GMT

Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat laid the foundation stone of the first river port in Sohag governorate "Sohag Nile River Port"

Construction works of phase 3 of metro’s 3rd line commence

Thu, 31 May 2018 - 07:42 GMT

Construction works of phase 3 of metro’s 3rd line commence

Metro subscriptions reach 8,455 after hikes: Metro spokesman

Sun, 13 May 2018 - 10:43 GMT

Spokesperson for Metro service Ahmed Abdel Hady said the service is operating normally and the number of passengers was not affected by the new hikes in fares.

'Real' metro ticket price EGP 16, hikes vital for developments: Minister

Sat, 12 May 2018 - 09:33 GMT

Transport Minister Hisham Arafat said despite recent hikes in metro ticket prices, removing government subsidy will raise the price up to EGP 16.

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.

Sisi: LE 250bln needed to upgrade Egypt’s rail lines

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 08:20 GMT

President Sisi said that Egypt’s rail lines require funds from LE 200 billion ($11 billion) to LE 250 billion ($14 billion) to upgrade them

Transport minister describes cooperation with IOM as positive

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 - 02:45 GMT

Transport Minister Hisham Arafat praised cooperation with the International Maritime Organization in the technical, technological, and training domains.

Minister: EGP 51.5 bln worth projects to develop railways

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 - 08:25 GMT

Hisham Arafat said Sunday that his ministry was currently conducting projects worth EGP 51.5 billion to develop the railways.

Electric train to enter service in two years: Transport Min

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 - 08:58 GMT

Minister of Transportation Hisham Arafat said that electric trains will enter service in two years after completing the implementation of the facilities.