Assistant Transport Minister Amr Shaat said that the World Bank is financing and supervising a study for the administrative restructuring of the Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA). He explained that the comprehensive development plan will cost about EGP 56bn, including upgrading the railway signalling network with EGP 13bn in investments. The government recently opened the way …
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