Egypt Cooperates With Italy To Overhaul Railways

Dr Ragab Moussa, Assistant to Egyptian Minister of Transport, had this morning a meeting with some Italian experts to discuss the project of developing the railways and to set the future vision for operating this system. This would be carried out via cooperation between the ministry and both of the Egyptian and Italian railways authorities.

Moreover, the meeting looked into a number of initiatives that contribute to promoting the authority; such as improving the efficiency and effectiveness of human resources, information technology system, the passengers’ services, goods services, and maximizing the incomes of passengers, customers, communications and maintenance sectors.

For his part, Eng. Hussein Zakaria, Head of Egyptian National Railways, has elaborated that some of these initiatives had been implemented, one of them is the initiative of re-estimating the managers and supervising their performances. Also, the project of 150 new barriers has been implemented, in addition to setting an action plan for cleaning locations in the carriages so that a best service could be provided to the citizens.

It is worth noting the meeting of ministry of transport with the Italian experts holds twice a year to review to what extent the project implemented and to facilitate the annual Italian grant.