Egypt receives 30 passenger coaches from Hungary’s Ganz Mavag

Egypt’s Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir announced Friday that the Alexandria port has received 30 passenger railway coaches from the Hungarian Ganz Mavag company, bringing the total to 755 coaches.

This comes as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 1,350 coaches signed between the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) and the Ganz Mavag Company.

Wazir said that this batch consists of third-class air-conditioned coaches, with the rest of the coaches to arrive on schedule.

These new coaches are entered into service according to the ENR’s daily operating schedule so that citizens each month can see them operating first hand – all part of the ministry’s efforts to improve its services.

The railway system’s strides in development comes thanks to the great interest that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has attached to developing the transport sector, providing all capabilities to upgrade it according to the latest global technologies.

The contract is considered the largest deal in the ENR’s history, representing a qualitative shift in the services provided to passengers in Egypt.

The deal includes 500 third-class units with forced ventilation, 500 third-class units with air-conditioning, 180 second-class units with air-conditioning, 80 second-class units with air-conditioning buffets, and 90 first-class units with air-conditioning.

Egypt’s government aims to overhaul railway facilities though the periodic updating of infrastructure and coaches, focusing on safety and aiming to utilize unconventional methods to provide further resources to implement developmental plans.

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