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Most important transport projects of 2017
Published in Daily News Egypt on 11 - 03 - 2018

Shubra-Banha highway: 40 km, costing EGP 3.3bn.
The north-eastern part of the regional ring road: 33 km, costing EGP 3,350bn.
Farafra-Ain Dallah road: 90 km, costing EGP 412m.
Minya-Sheikh Fadl-Ras Ghareb road: 55 km, costing EGP 423m.
Bridges
Banha axis within the northern part of the regional ring road at a total cost of EGP 595m.
Gerga axis over the Nile at a total cost of EGP 497m.
Damanhour Bridge over the agricultural road at a cost of EGP 151m.
Development of Tawfikia Bridge at a cost of EGP 76m.
Development of Margham Bridge over Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road at a cost of EGP 60m.
A number of bridges over Cairo-Suez Desert Road at a cost of EGP 377.
Railway Projects
Purchase of 100 new locomotives with a capacity of 4,250 horrsepower and rehabilitation of 81 other locomotives, as well as providing spare parts and technical support from General Electric at a cost of EGP 575m.
Development of 582 non-air-conditioned railway vehicles at Abu Radi workshops at a cost of EGP 139m.
Development of 1,326 non-air-conditioned railway vehicles at Abu Zaabal, Tanta, Zagazig, and Minya workshops at a cost of EGP 92m.
Development of 239 air-conditioned railway carriages at Abu Radi workshops at a cost of EGP 239m.
Development and maintenance of 25 railway stations, bringing the total maintained stations to 70, at a cost of EGP 350m.
Completing construction works at 546 railway crossings and finishing works and operation systems at 284 crossings at a total cost of EGP 900m.
Rail transport of goods
Transporting containers from Alexandria Port to Sixth of October City in August 2017.
Resuming the transportation of containers from Ain Sokhna Port to Alexandria Port after a halt of more than two years.
Resuming the transportation of containers between Alexandria and Port Said ports after a halt of more than three years.
Operation of a new double-stack rail transport from Damietta Port to Helwan Industrial Zone starting from October 2017.
Development of railway signalling systems
Progress in implementing the electrification project of Raml-Alexandria line signals at a cost of €70.5m.
Progress in in implementing the electrification project of Banha-Zagazig-Qantara-Port Said line signals at a cost of €61.89m, as well as Beni Suef-Assiut line at a cost of €62m.
Signing a contract to develop the signals system in Assiut-Sohag-Nagaa Hammadi line at a cost of $160m in November 2017.
Metro projects
Progress in implementing Cairo Metro Line 3
The first part of the fourth phase of Cairo Metro Line 3 (Haroun-Nozha stations): 5.15 km over five stations, at a cost of €257m.
The second part of the fourth phase of Line 3 (Hisham Barakat-Adly Mansour stations): 6.37 km over five stations, at a cost of €228m.
The third phase of Line 3 (Ataba-Imbaba-Bulaq Dakrour-Cairo University): 17.7 km over 15 stations, at a cost of €1.5bn.
Signing a contract to establish Egypt's first electric train linking Salam district with the New Administrative Capital: 70 km at a cost of $1.2m.
Approval of an Egyptian-French deal to secure a loan worth €100m for the rehabilitation project of the Raml Tram: 13.7 km over 28 stations, at an estimated cost of €363m.
Supply and installation of 850 non-contact ticket terminals at the stations of Cairo Metro Lines 1 and 2 at a cost of EGP 28.8m.
Installation of surveillance cameras at 47 Metro stations at a cost of EGP 40m.
Shipping
The launch of Safaga Port development project at a cost of EGP 510m, which includes the construction of a new passenger station with a capacity of 1.3 million passengers annually and a parking lot with a capacity of 40,000 trucks annually.
Signing a contract to establish a multi-storey garage at Alexandria Port on an area of 15,000 sqm with a capacity of 2,700 cars at a cost of EGP 285m.
Signing a contract to establish a 400-metre platform and 20,000-metre storage area at Alexandria Port, at a cost of EGP 250m.
Providing two marine locomotives at Damietta Port at a cost of EGP 84m.
Other ports
Construction of Arqeen Port on an area of 130,000 sqm at a cost of EGP 93m to operate as a new hub between Egypt and Sudan in the west Nile area.
Establishment of the Egyptian Company for Land, Dry Port, and Logistics Areas and holding its first general assembly on 28 June 2017.
Completion of construction studies for an airport in Sixth of October City and offering the project to investors.


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