News

Egypt’s Transport Ministry Seeks EGP 90 Million Investment to Improve Railways

Egypt’s Transport Ministry Seeks EGP 90 Million Investment to Improve Railways

The site of a train crash in Egypt's Beni Suef province, February 11, 2016 (Photo: Aswat Masriya)
The site of a train crash in Egypt’s Beni Suef province, February 11, 2016 (Photo: Aswat Masriya)

Egypt’s Minister of Transportation Saad El Geyoushi announced the ministry is seeking to attract EGP 90 million of investments from the country’s private sector to fund projects to improve Egypt’s railways.

El Geyoushi said the government has formulated a “final plan” to address the issue of Egypt’s accident-prone railways, including training workers and updating the existing fleet of trains, according to a statement from the State Information Service.

He added that recognizing the problem is “easy” but remedying years of neglect will “take years” and requires a comprehensive plan.

The announcement comes days after an Aswan-bound train crashed in Beni Suef, injuring 69 people. The train driver has since been arrested and Egypt’s Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek has ordered an investigation into the incident.

According to a report from Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), the number of car and train accidents in Egypt rose significantly during the first half of 2015 in comparison to the same period in 2014. During the first six months of 2015, train accidents increased by 38.8 percent, totaling 461 accidents, while the number of fatalities from train accidents increased by 400 percent from 14 to 42.

The highest number of train accidents occurred in Lower Egypt, while the Central Egypt area recorded the lowest frequency of train accidents, the report announced.

Egypt's President Sisi Meets With Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
Egyptian Court Reverses 15 Year Prison Sentence For Policeman Accused of Killing Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Canadian Minister to Contribute to the Egyptian Educational System

Egyptian StreetsMay 22, 2017

Cannes Festival: Egypt Scores Majority of Awards of the ‘Arab Critics Awards’

Egyptian StreetsMay 22, 2017

Egypt’s Ali Farag Named Runner-up at the 2017 PMI Bellevue Squash Classic

Egyptian StreetsMay 22, 2017

Egypt Refers 48 Suspects to Military Court Over Coptic Church Bombings

Engy AdhamMay 22, 2017

Central Bank of Egypt Unexpectedly Hikes Interest Rates with Eye on Inflation

Seif GhallabMay 22, 2017

Egypt’s 4G Wireless Frequencies Ready for Use By Telecommunication Companies

Egyptian StreetsMay 21, 2017

No Loudspeakers to Be Used During Ramadan “Taraweeh” Prayers: Endowments Minister

Egyptian StreetsMay 21, 2017

Personal Challenges Turn to Victorious Achievements

Egyptian StreetsMay 21, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.