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The chairman of ENR, receives the Italian ambassador in Cairo and the  officials of SACE and SAIPEMS


The chairman of ENR, receives the Italian ambassador in Cairo and the  officials of SACE and SAIPEMS


The Chairman of the Railways Authority, Eng. Ashraf Raslan, received today the Ambassador of Italy in Cairo, and the officials of SACE and SAIPEMS .

The chairman began his meeting by welcoming the ambassador and the attendees, expressing to everyone his full appreciation for their visit to the Egyptian Railways Authority.

The chairman discussed  the previous fields of cooperation with the Italian side, whether in the implementation situation, through the renewal of 300 Km of track by Salcef in Cairo /Aswan line,  or in the consulting side, through the preparation of the consulting studies , which is necessary for the development of the signaling and communication system in Banha/ Zagazig / Ismailia / Port Said by Italfer.

As well as the implementation of the project of developing the electrification of the signaling of Beni Suef / Assiut line by the Italian company ,Alstom, and providing consulting  studies for the transition to the modern automatic control system ETCS-L1 instead of the current ZUB System by Italfer.

Eng. Ashraf Raslan, Chairman of the Authority, presented a list of ENR projects that Italian companies can participate in, such as doubling the lines of (Qalyoub/ Menouf/Tanta,  Tanta/ zifta/ Zagazig, and  Mansoura/ Damietta) and the development of signaling systems on the Tanta/ Mansoura /Damietta line and Cairo/ Giza line.

The Italian ambassador expressed the willingness of the specialized Italian companies to participate in the implementation of these projects when launching their tenders by ENR.

Then the Italian ambassador expressed the interest of the Italian side in rehabilitating the line of Abu Tartour l Qena /Safaga, Hurghada and the last update regarding this project of adding the Hurghada / Safaga link to this line..

The two parties continued their talks by discussing the aspects of future cooperation and the role through which Italian companies could share with their long experience in the comprehensive development that the railway authority started and continues to work on under the auspicious of the political leadership of the Egyptian state.

 The Ambassador expressed his sincere thanks for the warm welcome and warm reception , expressing his happiness by visiting one of the most prestigious transport authorities in the Middle East and Africa.

At the end of the meeting, the chairman of ENR extended his congratulations to the ambassador on the occasion of the Christmas feasts and New Year, wishing him the continuous success in his work, and gifting him the railway shield.