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Egypt and China sign Cairo interurban light rail contract EGYPTIAN prime minister Mr Sherif Ismail attended a ceremony in Cairo on August 15 to witness the signing of a $US 1.24bn contract between Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and a consortium of China’s Avic International and China Railway Group for the construction of an interurban light rail line to the east of Cairo.
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EGYPTIAN prime minister Mr Sherif Ismail attended a ceremony in Cairo on August 15 to witness the signing of a $US 1.24bn contract between Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and a consortium of China’s...
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MAURITIUS Metro Express signed a Rs 18.8bn ($US 572m) design-and-build contract with Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India, on July 31 for the construction of a 26km light rail line linking the island’s capital Port Louis...
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ALGIERS Metro Company (EMA) has awarded CAF a contract to supply 12 six-car Inneo metro trains to run on its 13.5km line, which is currently being extended. The trains are already under construction, and will run...
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CASABLANCA public transport authority Casa Transport has shortlisted four bidders for a contract to supply 100 LRVs for light rail lines T3 and T4, which will add 28km to the city’s tram network. The shortlisted bidders...
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THE first light rail line in the Algerian city of Sidi Bel Abbès was inaugurated on July 25 by minister of transport and public works Mr Abdelghani Zaalane. Construction began on the initial 14.3km section of...
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ETHIOPIAN Railway Corporation (ERC) announced at the beginning of July that construction on a new line linking the Addis Ababa - Djibouti standard-gauge railway with the north of the country is making good progress. Turkish construction...
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RABAT-Salé Tramway Company (STRS) has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail and its Moroccan road construction subsidiary GTR a €29m contract to construct infrastructure on two extensions of light rail Line T2. In Rabat, a 2.4km...
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ALSTOM led consortium Gibela has completed delivery of the first 20 trains to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) as part of the €4bn contract signed in 2013 to supply 600 X’Trapolis Mega suburban...
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EGYPT’s Ministry of Transport and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) has signed a letter of intent with GE Transportation for the acquisition of 100 ES30ACi Light Evolution Series diesel locomotives in a deal worth $US 575m. In...
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THALES signed two fare collection contracts covering 19 new Cairo metro stations at a ceremony held on June 10 in the presence of Egypt’s transport minister Mr Hesham Arafat. Both contracts are part of the Line...

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