Hungary, Germany offer Egypt transportation assistance
Egyptian National Railway - YOUM7/Hussin Tallal
By AYA IBRAHIM

CAIRO: The Hungarian government has offered to finance 700 railway cars in Egypt, Transportation Minister Hany Dahy said following a meeting with Hungarian Ambassador Péter Kveck in Cairo, Youm7 reported Tuesday.

The meeting was attended by the minister’s advisor on international cooperation and investment.

The railway projects could be funded in coordination with Egyptian companies, the Hungarian government said in a letter that was sent by Kveck to Dahy, Youm7 reported.

In a memorandum to the transportation minister, Kveck also said the Hungarian government is willing to provide training and scholarships for technicians working in the transportation sector, Youm7 reported.

In related news, Dahy announced Tuesday that he had also discussed with German Ambassador Michael Bock an offer by the German government to participate in the ministry’s project concerning lighting Egypt’s roads with solar power.

The minister quoted the German ambassador as saying that Germany is ready to provide Egypt with all the required studies to implement a solar street lighting project as well as with studies needed to develop the transport system in Greater Cairo to resolve traffic issues.

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