The Minister of Transport announces the arrival of the fourth batch of new tractors to Alexandria port by 20 new railway tractors as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 110 new rail tractors, bringing the total of the new rail tractors, which have so far reached 70 new locomotives.

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The Minister of Transport announces the arrival of the fourth batch of new tractors to Alexandria port by 20 new railway tractors as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 110 new rail tractors, bringing the total of the new rail tractors, which have so far reached 70 new locomotives.

The Minister of Transport, Lieutenant General / Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir announced that the Alexandria Port will receive the fourth batch of new tractors to Alexandria Port by 20 new railway tractors in a deal to manufacture and supply 110 new rail tractor and rehabilitate 81 tractors from the current fleet and supply long-term spare parts for a period of 15 years inclusive technical support, which has a total cost of $ 602.05 million, which was previously signed by the Egyptian Railways Authority with a company GE Transportation The Minister of Transport stated that with the arrival of the fourth batch, the total number of tractors that have reached so far of the deal will reach 70 new tractors, which will form a tremendous support force for the railway drag force, will contribute to the regularity of operating schedules, improving the service provided to the public passengers, meeting the requests of railway users to keep pace with the increasing need for a capable transport sector to bring about development, adding that, he will continue to supply the rest of the tractor deal GE tractors, according to the agreed supply schedule, pointing out that the first 10 tractors that arrived last December were operating on the railways, the rest of the new tractors will enter service in July 2020, where they will be installed with new vehicle batches as part of a new operating plan that depends on the operation of a number of trains and rail tractors and railway vehicles are all new to upgrade the services provided to passengers and that is within the framework of the comprehensive plan to operate the railway, which depends on providing the highest level of service to the public passengers, adding that part of these new tractors will be operated on cargo trains, especially with the great attention that the Ministry of Transport attaches to maximizing the transportation system to increase the returns of the railways financial and fuel provision, reduce traffic congestion on land roads that cost exorbitant amounts of money to maintain them due to the heavy traffic of heavy cargoes transport vehicles, in addition to the good environmental impact that results from reducing the volume of pollutants The minister added that the arrival of 4 batches of new railway locomotives and the arrival of the first batch of new vehicles for railway passengers as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 1300 new railway vehicles for passengers comes in implementation of the directions of the political leadership to fully develop the railway system in Egypt and coinciding with the Egyptian people celebration of the glorious June 30 revolution where These new rail tractors and passenger vehicles that have arrived and will continue to arrive according to the agreed schedules will make a huge and significant shift in the level of service provided to the public passengers. The Minister of Transport pointed out that what is being manufactured from rail tractors is inspected by technical committees of the railway, with regard to the rehabilitation of 81 General Electric locomotives, which is carried out inside the Tebeen railway workshop, the number of 7 tractors has been completed and the rest of the tractors will continue to be rehabilitated, its entry into operation according to the specified schedule, Pointing out that these tractors are subject to continuous technical follow-up, to ensure their technical readiness, that each tractor has a technical file which it has everything related to the rail tractors, its overhauls and other various technical matters, adding that the ministry contracted 260 new tractors and to update, rehabilitate and repair 172 tractors From the current fleet with major international companies specialized in this field (110 new GE railway tractors and rehabilitation of 81 GE railway tractors - manufacturing and supplying 50 new tractors with the American PRL company in addition to renovation of 50 locomotives from the current fleet and doing massive overhaul for 41 other tractors from the current fleet, in addition to a long-term maintenance contract for 15 years For 141 tractors, the total value of the deal was 466.3 million dollars, in addition to 100 new tractors funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with an estimated value of 290 million Euros). 26/6/2020

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