Egypt’s Ministry of Transportation has signed on Friday four memorandums of understanding with major international companies in the railway, subway and electric traction domain.
The deals were signed on the sidelines of COP27 at the Solutions Day to discuss innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through transportation projects.
During the signing, the Minister of Transportation, Kamel El-Wazir has signed a deal to launch the first railway academy in Egypt with Andrew DeLeone, the president of Alstom in Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia.
El-Wazir said that Alstom Egypt will provide the training and education services, according to ministry’s official statement.
“This academy is part of Alstom’s commitment to support the development of the rail industry in the country by ensuring graduates have the relevant knowledge and skills to successfully seek employment opportunities and grow in the industry,” DeLeone said.
The statement further added that the participants will gain the technical railway skills needed across various fields such as telecommunication, signaling, power supply, centralized control systems and maintenance.
Alstom is one of the largest international companies that provides integrated systems for the smarter green future of transport around the world, El-Wazir pointed out.