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Egypt turns to Russia to save decaying railway authority

Russia is cooperating with Egypt on developing the Egyptian Railway Authority, which has suffered heavy financial losses.
Travelers gather in the main hall the Egyptian capital Cairo's main railway station where a fiery train crash took place on February 27, 2019. - The crash killed at least 20 people, Egyptian security and medical sources said.
The accident, which sparked a major blaze at the Ramses station, also injured 40 others, the sources said. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Egypt has recently signed a series of deals with Russia with the aim to develop its railway network. 

On Oct. 11, the Port of Alexandria received 35 Russian train carriages as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 1,300 passenger carriages, signed between the two countries in October 2018. Under the deal, Egypt receives a monthly shipment of Russian train carriages.

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