Minister of International Cooperation, Rania Al-Mashat signed a grant agreement with the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) to study building a railway line between Egypt and Sudan.
The railway is to facilitate carrying Egyptian trades and goods to all of Africa and the deal will enable Egypt to study the feasibility of creating such line technically, environmentally and economically. The deal signed is worth $2.5 million.
The idea of the railway goes back to 2008 when Egypt and Sudan founded a railway committee. It was discussed in 2010 and the discussion was opened again in 2018 to construct this 570km line. Currently. The ministry of transportation of Egypt has concluded its preliminary study, and a coordination committee between the 2 countries is established to supervise the progress.
KFAED, has been supporting projects in Egypt since the 1980s. It has funded projects and offered grants for almost $4 billion in Egypt.