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Egypt, Sudan move forward with railway network

Egypt and Sudan are preparing to construct a railway network to boost trade on the African market.
Mango farms workers walk on a railway after the end of their working day in the al-Qata village, Giza Governorate, on August 27, 2018. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images)

Egypt has taken serious steps to construct a cross-border railway linking it to Sudan to transport goods and passengers in the latest sign of stronger cooperation between the two downstream Nile states.

On March 11, Aswan Governor Ashraf Attia met with officials at the Egyptian Ministry of Transport to study the designs and implementation plans for the project, which aims to boost tourism and bilateral trade. 

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