|Approval Date||31 Mar 2021|
|Signature Date||23 May 2021|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2028|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21012|
The Egypt National Railways Modernization Project (ENRMP) aims to maximize rail transport contribution to the country’s socioeconomic development and effectively support Vision-2030, whose goal is to achieve a sustainable and all-inclusive economy by 2030. Indeed, Railway transportation in Egypt is considered to be the backbone of passenger transportation, carrying 313.7 million passengers per year or 0.86 million passengers per day, mainly serving the middle-class and low-income communities. However, the rail sector has over the years been experiencing a number of operational problems and still lags-behind road transport in terms of both freight and passenger volumes. The project involves upgrading of railway signaling systems from mechanical and electrical systems to electronic interlocking system; rail renewals and installation of Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system in selected sections of Egypt’s main railways network. It will be implemented by the Egypt National Railways Authority (ENR) with an estimate total cost of EUR 765.23 million.
The development objective of the proposed project is to contribute to Egypt’s socio-economic development through improved railway transport services. The Project will specifically contribute to: (i) improving safety of train operations; (ii) increasing network capacity; and (iii) improving the efficiency and reliability of train services. The impact of the above outcomes is expected to improve customer confidence in National Railways Authority (ENR) and increase in revenues and less dependency on the treasury.
The total population served by the rail transport is about 40 million people concentrated along the rail network as described above. In terms of daily and annual passenger traffic, railway transport carries about 0.86 million passengers per day (about 313.7 million passengers per year), mainly serving the middle-class and low-income communities.
African Development Bank
Government Of Egypt
GOVERNMENT OF EGYPT
|Last Update||04 Dec 2021|
|Name||MAKASA Davies Bwalya|