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Egypt inks MoU with Siemens to build Ain Sokhna-New Alamein electric rail

Egypt inks MoU with Siemens to build Ain Sokhna-New Alamein electric rail
The electric rail has a designated speed of 250 km per hour

Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Transport’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and Siemens.

The MoU involves the establishment of a 1,000-kilometre (km) high-speed electric rail network in Egypt at a cost of EGP 360 billion, according to a cabinet statement on Thursday.

The first phase of the project includes the immediate construction of a 460-km railway line which will connect Ain Sokhna to New Alamein City, passing through the New Administrative Capital.

With a designated speed of 250 km per hour, the Ain Sokhna-New Alamein City electric rail will include 15 stations.

On Wednesday, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held talks with the CEO of Siemens, Joe Kaeser, in Cairo to discuss the final agreement for the project.