Egyptian Parliament accuses Transportation Ministry of corruption on Talgo deal
The Egyptian Parliament accused the Ministry of Transportation of incompetence and corruption, during a hearing session on Monday.
The criticism came in light of France’s recent deal with global train manufacturing company, Talgo, which was allegedly cheaper and more effective compared to the agreement Egypt signed with the same company during December 2022, by which Egypt purchased 7 long distance trains with a speed of 160 Km\h, with a total cost of €280 million.
This came during a hearing session which included discussions about issues regarding ground, maritime and transportation, establishing new roads, in addition to developing railways and underground trains.
During the session, MPs criticized the Transport Minister on several topics, like misplacement of turbulence within roads, overlooking the establishment of essential roads in rural areas and building several adjacent roads at the expense of completing essential projects.