Railway upgrade through the Nile Delta goes ahead
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Egyptian ministry of international cooperation (MOIC) have signed a cooperation agreement to provide up to EUR 1.5 million of grant financing for a feasibility study for the Tanta – El Mansoura – Damietta Rail project.
The aim is to improve railways safety, availability and reliability of a vital rail corridor through the Nile Delta. The subsequent EIB financing facilitated by this grant will be used for the upgrading of the 118 km Tanta – El Mansoura – Damietta railway line.
It includes the doubling of the 65 km section El Mansoura-Damietta, the re-signalling of the whole line and investments in the railway stations, and potentially a freight yard and a freight link to Damietta port in Egypt. (ben)