Egyptian Ministry of Transport unveils partnerships with Austrian locomotive companies

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Meeting of Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir and representatives of nine Austrian locomotive companies in Cairo, Egypt, February 22, 2022. Press photo

CAIRO – February 23, 2022: Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir received representatives from nine Austrian locomotive companies on Tuesday.

During the meeting, the Minister was briefed by Plasser & Theurer officials on the status of the supply of railway maintenance machines. The Minister also discussed the possibilities of establishing a maintenance center jointly with the company to carry out maintenance of the machines supplied.

Similarly, the Minister of Transport mentioned the offer presented by voestapline to join in the launch of a production line for railway keys at the Abbassiyah workshops by capitalizing on the modern technology available to the Austrian firm.

Wazir indicated the approval of the offer by the ministry, stressing that the company will also oversee the existing production line, as all railway keys used by the Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) would be manufactured in Egypt in partnership. with voestapline.

Bids from other companies included modernizing railway tracks, supplying track inspection machines and mobile units, and carrying out feasibility studies.

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