The team met with Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir – Minister of Transport, Michael Peter – CEO of Siemens Mobility International, leader of the “Simnes / Orascom / Arab Contractors” alliance. The port for the high-speed electric train network in Egypt. In the presence of the Chairman and leaders of the National Spending Authority, where Civil works are provided for the various project sectors, such as train bridge works, stations, and industrial works that include track bridges, car bridges, and creeks, in conjunction with the periodic and continuous supervision of Systra International, the project consultant, for all implementation stages of this important, vital project.
The sectors of the path that were completed and in progress were reviewed Delivered to the “Siemens/Orascom/Arab Contractors” alliance. To implement Basalt laying works, installation of electrical bars and catenary columns, after which the electromechanical works will be carried out, as well as the schedule For manufacturing and supplying Mobile units of the first line From the network where the first regional train arrived Regional or express trains are being manufactured according to the planned schedule and according to the design and operational speeds of the trains that have been agreed upon. The Minister praised Siemens, which uses the latest types of technology for manufacturing express electric trains in the world, stressing that cooperation with the international company Siemens specialized in this field represents a clear embodiment and symbol of the friendship between them. The Egyptian and German peoples.
He confirmed The Minister of Transport decided to implement this project It comes within the framework of the political leadership’s directives to expand the establishment of a clean, green, environmentally friendly transportation network and establish a network of high-speed trains 3 main lines with a total length of about 2000 km It will represent a huge qualitative leap in the means of transportation in Egypt and will cover all parts of the Republic. In addition to being development arteries serving new and existing urban and industrial areas, it will contribute to reducing and shortening the time of trips between governorates to more than half the time that the citizen currently takes, whether via the existing train network or via roads. The current inter-provincial association. And creating new development hubs And reduce environmental pollution. Pointing to lines Network The three high-speed electric trains provide about 36,000 direct job opportunities and about 36,000 indirect job opportunities
For his part, Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility, said: " We are honored by our strong and strategic partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Transport to contribute together in shaping the future of the transportation sector in Egypt. The new high-speed rail network represents a reliable, safe and sustainable means of transportation for transporting citizens and shipping goods. Praising the Egyptian government’s keenness to implement this giant project, which contributes to creating thousands of job opportunities, achieving development and serving the fields of industry, agriculture and tourism in Egypt.