Diplomatic briefs Hanging monorail from Canada

07-09-2016 06:09 PM

Mary Fikry Reem Adel  







Minister of International Cooperation Sahar Nasr has met Canada’s Ambassador to Egypt Troy Lulashynk to discuss cooperation between the two countries, including future plans and projects, and to follow up on latest developments. Ms Nasr also met executive chairperson of Bombardier Inc. Pierre Beaudoin, and other officials from the company.

The projects between Egypt and Canada are well-aligned with the priorities of the Egyptian government, and its plans and programmes for social development, Ms Nasr said.

Beaudoin discussed Bombardier’s investments in Egypt in the transport sector, including methods to fund the hanging monorail train project which links the west Cairo satellite town of 6 October City to Giza.

He stated that the project execution is no difficulty, and that it will run on environmental friendly energy. It will also help create attractive investment and real estate development zones, Beaudoin said. The new line is 35km long and includes 10 stations. It has a daily capacity of 270,000 passengers, and a trip time of 38 minutes, he said.

Ms Nasr confirmed that Egypt is keen on increasing partnership with Canada through allowing the latter to support a number of small and medium-sized projects, which are meant to increase job opportunities for youth, women, and the underprivileged.


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