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Egitto. Siemens costruirà una Tav fino a Luxor.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-10-07.

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«Egypt is building a $4.5 billion high-speed rail line»

«Passengers and cargo will soon be able to shoot through the Egyptian desert aboard a high-speed train, in a first for the country»

«The high-speed and electrified main rail line will connect Cairo to the New Administrative Capital and surrounding new cities»

«German company Siemens Mobility signed a contract with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) earlier this month to build the initial 660 kilometers out of the planned 1,800-kilometer network, creating “a Suez Canal type of link on the tracks.”»

«Siemens will sign contracts to build the next two lines in the network, connecting the Greater Cairo region with Aswan, and Luxor via Hurghada to Safaga»

«The first line will link the port cities of Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea to Marsa Matrouh and Alexandria on the Mediterranean. According to the company, the first section of this line will be operational in 2023»

«[The train] will cut travelling times and it will make rail the most effective choice of travel»

«the connection will transport more than 30 million people per year and will cut travel time by as much as 50%, while also increasing freight capacity by 15%»

«Siemens Mobility says it will provide the core technologies — high-speed trains, commuter trains and rail infrastructure — while NAT will build the civil structure, such as tunnels and bridges. To complete the project, it says 15,000 local jobs will be created»

«This first line is only part of the whole thing»

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Il sistema economico egiziano è in pieno sviluppo. Il pil ppa procapite vale ora 11,951.45 Usd.

Sarebbe però da notare un solo elemento degno di valore.

«EU renews Egypt sanctions for 1 year

The EU has renewed sanctions on Egypt for 1 year until 22 March 2021. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/416 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/418. The Council has amended President’s Mubarak’s entry to say that he has died, but his “activities are subject to judicial proceedings or an asset recovery process by the Egyptian authorities following a final court ruling»

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«EU sanctions (asset freeze) relating to Egypt were first imposed in 2011, by Council Decision 2011/172/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) No 270/2011, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.»

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Berlin concerned over human rights violations in Egypt

«There has been growing criticism of Egypt’s human rights record under President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi

Germany on Friday expressed concern over continuing human rights violations in Egypt, urging the Arab state to respect civic rights as well as freedom of expression and press freedom. ….»

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Orbene. Quando vogliono tenere la lezione agli altri i tedeschi salgono in cattedra e sanzionano duramente quanti non la pensino come loro. È il loro vizietto.

Ma quando entrano di scena i baiocchi, la musica cambia ed i tedeschi degli human right non se ne fanno proprio nulla.

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Egypt is building a $4.5 billion high-speed rail line.

Passengers and cargo will soon be able to shoot through the Egyptian desert aboard a high-speed train, in a first for the country.

The high-speed and electrified main rail line will connect Cairo to the New Administrative Capital and surrounding new cities.

German company Siemens Mobility signed a contract with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) earlier this month to build the initial 660 kilometers out of the planned 1,800-kilometer network, creating “a Suez Canal type of link on the tracks.”

The first line will link the port cities of Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea to Marsa Matrouh and Alexandria on the Mediterranean. According to the company, the first section of this line will be operational in 2023.

Siemens, which is partnering on the project with Orascom Construction S.A.E. and The Arab Contractors, says the total contract is worth around $4.5 billion, of which its share is approximately $3 billion.

                         A ‘Suez Canal on tracks’

Egypt’s population is over 100 million, having more than doubled since 1980. Cairo, with a population of around 20 million, is sprawling into the surrounding desert.

To cater to that growth, the fast train fits within a wider set of infrastructure spending in Egypt, including its new capital 30 miles east of Cairo.

“[The train] will cut travelling times and it will make rail the most effective choice of travel,” Micheal Peter, Siemens Mobility’s CEO, tells CNN. “In Egypt the population is growing, the economy is growing — so it will attract a lot more traffic and the question is which type of transportation will people and goods use.”

According to Siemens, the connection will transport more than 30 million people per year and will cut travel time by as much as 50%, while also increasing freight capacity by 15%.

“The high-speed train will strengthen the infrastructure of the areas it passes through and help achieve urban sprawl,” said Kamel El-Wazir, Egyptian minister of transport, in a press release.

The hope is the line will also help promote tourism — an industry the country relies on heavily.

                         A mega project

Siemens Mobility says it will provide the core technologies — high-speed trains, commuter trains and rail infrastructure — while NAT will build the civil structure, such as tunnels and bridges. To complete the project, it says 15,000 local jobs will be created.

“Completion should be somewhere around 2027,” says Peter. “We have good experience in executing these types of mega projects.”

In addition, Siemens says the electrified system will cut carbon emissions by 70%, compared to the current emissions from car and bus transportation.

Peter says that Siemens will sign contracts to build the next two lines in the network, connecting the Greater Cairo region with Aswan, and Luxor via Hurghada to Safaga.

“This first line is only part of the whole thing,” he says. “I foresee a signature very soon.”