The Minister of Transport witnessesthe arrival of 20 new railway tractors to Alexandria port within the contractof manufacturing and supplying 110 new tractors and rehabilitating of 81railway tractors from the current fleet

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The Minister of Transport witnessesthe arrival of 20 new railway tractors to Alexandria port within the contractof manufacturing and supplying 110 new tractors and rehabilitating of 81railway tractors from the current fleet

The Minister of Transport, Lt. Gen. Eng. \ Kamel Al-Wazir,received in Alexandria Port today the second part (20 new railway tractors)within a contract for the manufacture and supply of 110 new tractors and therehabilitation of 81 railway tractors from the current fleet contracted betweenthe Railways Authority and GE Transportation (WABTEC),

Where the Minister of Transport witnessed the process of landingtractors from the ship coming from the United States of America after applyingall preventive and precautionary precautions against the Corona virus on thecrew of the ship carrying tractors in addition to sterilizing the ship,tractors, Berths and marine units with direct contact with the crews of theship, where he then put tractors on bars of the railways in the port, preparedto be transferred to the workshops in sorting out workshops at Egypt RailroadStation in Cairo, The Minister of Transport congratulated President \ AbdelFattah El-Sisi and the great Egyptian people on the arrival of the second groupof this important deal, stressing the great role of his Excellency thePresident in concluding this deal with General Electric and his great insistenceon its implementation, adding that the arrival of the second part of tractorsis a continuation of the stages of the huge contracts, The Ministry ofTransport represented by the Railways Authority for the purchase of newtractors and vehicles, the comprehensive development of all elements ofthe railway system in order to improve the service provided to the publicpassenger, indicating that the new tractors have arrived so far (30 tractors).It is the first new tractor to join the Egyptian Railways Authority's fleet oftractors since 11 years (2009).
Lieutenant General Engineer \ Kamel Al-Wazir,indicated that the deal is part of the ministry’s plan to support the currentfleet of railway tractors, which contributes to increasing the number of trips onthe network lines, improving the service provided, meeting the requestsof the railway user’s audience to keep pace with the increasing need for atransport sector capable of bringing about development, pointing out thatstrengthening the rail traction system also contributes to increasing thepercentage of cargoes transported through the railways, which reduces theburden on the roads and contributes to increasing the railway resources,including a positive return on the service provided.
The minister pointed out that the total value of the supplyof 110 tractors and rehabilitation of 81 tractors and the supply of long-termspare parts for 15 years, including technical support 602.05 million dollars,adding that the manufacturer has manufactured 50 new tractors, 30 of which weresupplied as a down payment and the rest of the new tractors will continue to besupplied According to the agreed supply schedule, Adding that what ismanufactured from tractors is inspected by technical committees of the railwaysin the company's factories in the United States of America.
With regard to the rehabilitation of 81 General Electrictractor, which is carried out inside Al-Tebeen Railway Workshop, 6 tractorshave been completed, the rest of the tractors will be rehabilitated andentered into operation according to the specified timetable, indicating thatthese tractors are subject to continuous technical follow-up, to ensuretechnical readiness It has, that every tractor has a technical file withwhich it is related to everything related to the tractor and its own age andother various technical matters 3/31/2020

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