CAIRO – 1July 2020: The second batch of the Russian railway vehicles are expected to dock at Alexandria Port within the coming days, carrying eight vehicles shipped by sea.
Egypt received the first batch that included 22 ordinary vehicles with dynamic ventilation.
An experimental trial of the model vehicles that arrived a week ago is underway without passengers to ensure its safety in preparation for the operation of the first batch of vehicles during July.
The new Russian vehicles will start to arrive in Egypt as of July, with 30 vehicles arriving each month, and by the end of the year, the authority will receive 180 new vehicles.
The cost of the 1,300 vehicles is €1.065 billion that are being funded in the form of a soft loan.
The agreement with the Russian-Hungarian alliance, led by Transmachholding Company, includes the supply of the 1300 vehicles within 40 months of the date of activating the signed contract.
The agreement includes manufacturing and importing 800 air-conditioned vehicles.