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Egypt to start building high-speed railway from Red Sea to Mediterranean

Egypt and German’s Siemens recently signed an agreement to start establishing a high-speed railway network connecting the Red Sea and Mediterranean coasts, as part of Egypt’s efforts to develop its decaying sector.
A picture taken on October 11, 2015 shows a man walking on a railway as a train approaches in the Egyptian capital Cairo. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED        (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images)

Egypt and German Siemens company signed Jan. 14 a memorandum of understanding to build a high-speed electric railway network that connects Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea coast to New Alamein that lies on the Mediterranean Sea. 

According to a statement published on the Egytpian prime minister office’s Facebook page, the memorandum was signed by the Egyptian Ministry of Transport, represented by the National Authority for Tunnels and Siemens, in the presence of Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

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