High-speed train will be ‘land (version of) Suez Canal’
Egypt’s Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir announced Sunday that the high-speed electric train project will function like a ‘land Suez Canal‘, as it will transport goods across the country.
During a phone-in with TV host Amr Adib on his show “al-Hekaya” (The Story) on Sunday evening, Wazir added that the future of freight transport globally in the near future will depend on high-speed train projects.
A network of railways is being established extending to about 2,000 kilometers, given Egypt’s large area and population, in addition to the need for continuous exports and imports.
Wazir said that work is underway to turn Egypt into a global trade and logistical center, through the development of ports and means of transportation and the service for agricultural and industrial areas.