The Minister of Transport received the first 10 train tractors of a new railway at the port of Alexandria as part of manufacture and supply a contract to 110 new tractors and rehabilitate 81 railway tractors from the current fleet the contract had been held between the Railways Authority and GE Transportation
Lieutenant General Engineer / Kamel Elwazer:
• The bargain is part of the ministry’s plan to support the current fleet of railway tractors, which contributes to increase the number of trips on the network lines, improving the service provided, and meeting the requests of the passengers.
• The arrival of the first batch of tractors is considered the first stage of these huge contracts benefits concluded by the Ministry of Transport to improve the service provided to the passenger.
The Minister of Transport, Lt. Gen. Engineer Kamel, received the first batch (10 new railway tractors) at Alexandria port.
Within the contract to manufacture and supply 110 new tractors and rehabilitate other 81 railway tractors from the current fleet, as been contracted between the Railways Authority and GE Transportation, Where the Minister of Transport, Lt. Gen. \ Kamel the Minister and Chairman of the Transportation and Communications Committee in the parlement Mr. \ Hisham Abdel Wahed, the representative and members of the Transportation and Communications Committee and the President and Leaders of Railways and the President and Leaders of Alexandria Port Authority, landing of tractors from the ship (Bahari Jeddah) coming from the United States of America and then put them on the bars of the railways preparing to transport it to sorting workshops in Egypt station in Cairo, prepared to be ready for work.
The Minister of Transport congratulate His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the great Egyptian people, for the arrival of the first batch of this important deal, confirming the great role of His Excellency the President in concluding this deal with General Electric and his great insistence on its implementation, indicating that the bargain is included in ministry’s plan to support the current fleet One of the railway tractors, which contributes to increasing the number of trips on the network lines and improving the service provided and to meet the requests of the passengers to keep up with the increasing need, for a transport sector capable of development, pointing out that strengthening the railway traction system also contributes to increase the percentage of goods transported by railways, which reduces the burden on the roads and contributes and increase the railway resources which affect the service provided positively.
Lt. Gen., Engineer / Kamel Al-Wazir added that the arrival of the first batch of tractors is considered the first stage of obtaining the benefits of contracts concluded by the Ministry of Transport representing the Railways Authority for the purchase of new tractors and vehicles The comprehensive development of all elements of the railway system in order to improve the service provided to the passenger, indicating that these are the first new tractors joining the fleet of tractors of the Egyptian Railways since 10 years (2009)
The minister explained that the value of supplying the 10 tractors was 27.05$ Million Dollars, was procured from the resources of the Self-Railways Authority (Tickets off fines - Exploitation of railway assets - advertising investment).
The total value of supplying of 110 tractors and rehabilitation of 81 tractors and the supply of long-term spare parts for 15 years, including technical support, 602.05 million dollars.
Adding that the manufactured has company manufactured 50 new tractors, 10 of which were supplied as first batch, and the others 40 will be reached with the activation of the financing agreement to start the manufacturing of the other 60 tractors. The minister also confirmed that what had been manufactured from tractors is inspected by technical committees of the railways in the company's factories in the United States Of America and  with regard to the rehabilitation project of (81) tractors, the Minister of Transport confirmed that the rehabilitation of 2 tractors has been completed and they entered into operations in October 2019, and the rehabilitation of another 2 tractors are underway and the operation is scheduled for the end of the current month, indicating that the re Rehabilitation is carried out by the original spare parts and is carried out in the identification workshop and with the hands of Egyptian workers and under the supervision of foreign experts from the imported company 5/12/2019