Egypt and South Korea to cooperate in transport and railway sectors

Egypt discussed with South Korea on Friday ways to support and develop joint cooperation in the fields of railways, metro and maritime transport.

They also reviewed other ongoing projects between them.

Egyptian Minister of Transport Eng. Kamel al-Wazir met in Cairo with his South Korean counterpart Noh Hyeong-ouk, who is currently on an official visit to the North African nation.

During the meeting, the ministers discussed the ongoing projects between Egypt and South Korea in the various fields of transport, especially with regard to the upgrading of the signaling system on the Naga Hammadi-Luxor line. of 118 km and the Louxor-Haut Barrage line of 224 km.

The two ministers also agreed to activate the agreement previously signed by Egypt and South Korea to locally manufacture metro cars in Egypt, the transport ministry said in a statement.

Wazir pointed out that the Egyptian government attaches great importance to improving maritime transport, adding that a comprehensive plan has been implemented to transform Egypt into an international trade and logistics hub.

For his part, the Korean minister stressed Seoul’s willingness to strengthen cooperation with Cairo in a number of areas.

The ministers signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation in the field of railways and the public and private sectors.

The agreement also aims to develop cooperation in the fields of signaling, communications, control systems and the renovation of railway tracks.

The Egyptian government stressed that the development of the railway network focuses on wagons, the railway, updating the road signal system, improving safety, installing modern equipment and training workers. workers.

Egypt has experienced several rail accidents in recent years.

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