Egypt’s National Authority of Tunnels (NAT) signed a framework agreement with France-headquartered global mobility Alstom to design, build and maintain the Cairo Metro Line 6, said the Ministry of Transport in statement on Friday.
This agreement came as a part of the four memorandums of understanding that has signed during COP27 with major international companies in the railway, subway and electric traction domain.
The framework agreement aims to study the technical and financial offer submitted by Alstom and the financing terms for the project, to be negotiated between the two parties in eight months from the signing date.
The company will supply signalling systems, telecom systems, traction, power supply, high voltage substation, depot equipment, depot design, trackwork, third rail and automatic fare collection, the statement noted.
Under this agreement, the company will be committed to use the locally manufactured products within the limits of 35 percent, while the mobile unit items up to 55 percent.
The 35-kilometre-long line will run north-south through the Greater Cairo neighbourhoods of Shubra El Kheima and New Maadi, ending at the beginning of Ain El Sokhna Road, Al Khosos.
This step highlights the state’s keenness to implement collective green transportation projects to preserve the environment and reduce environmental pollution and noise by relying on clean electric energy.