Minister of Transportation Kamel Al-Wazir briefed TV viewers on developments in the sector this week during the inauguration of the third Smart Transportation and Logistics Fair and Forum for the Middle East and Africa (TransMEA) in the capital on Sunday.
TransMEA covers the entire spectrum of the transport and logistics industries in Egypt, whether roads, railways, subways, river transport, or the logistics sector. Inaugurated by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on the fringes of Cairo’s annual Information and Communication Technology Conference (Cairo ICT 2020), more than 80 exhibitors from 12 countries came to Cairo to display the latest in transport technology.
The fair saw the display of environmentally-friendly gas-fuelled and electric buses and mini-buses manufactured for the first time in Egypt using 45 to 65 per cent local components. There are currently four local companies working on the production of gas-fuelled vehicles in the country, according to Al-Wazir.