The Minister of Transport, Lieutenant General Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, received his Sudanese counterpart, Dr. Hisham Abu Zeid, to follow up on a number of joint cooperation projects. The meeting was attended by the Sudanese ambassador in Cairo and the heads of the land and dry ports authorities, river transport and the Nile Valley for river navigation. At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister of Transport affirmed the strength of the historical relations between the two brotherly countries, indicating that the Ministry of Transport puts all its capabilities to coordinate and cooperate with the Sudanese brothers in all transport sectors. Then the two ministers discussed the railway link between the two sides, and it was emphasized that the preliminary study work for the project had been completed, and it was agreed on the track from Aswan to Abu Simbel with a length of 285 km as a first stage, and that the link from Abu Simbel to Wadi Halfa in Sudan as a second stage with a length of about 80 km. .
They also discussed the latest developments regarding the establishment of an interchange station in the State of Sudan, where the Egyptian National Railways has prepared a model for an interchange station showing sidewalks and railways, provided that it is used to transport passengers and goods of all kinds and is suitable for all current trade exchange activities and future expansions in the volume of trade. between the two countries, in order to reduce the expenses of the railway link project between Egypt and Sudan and reduce the time required to implement the project.
They also reviewed the agreement between the two sides on a new contract for the maintenance and repair of 4 Sudanese railway locomotives, Porsche Irmas, affiliated to the Egyptian Railways Authority, at the request of the Sudanese side.
Sudan is interested in cooperating with the Egyptian side in the construction and maintenance of seaport berths
In the maritime field, the Sudanese side showed interest in cooperating with the Egyptian side in the construction and maintenance of seaport berths, and the Egyptian Minister of Transport affirmed that all the capabilities of the Egyptian ports and the maritime transport sector are in the service of the Sudanese brothers. After that, the two sides reviewed the proposed timetable for the implementation of the development work of the Nile Valley Authority for River Navigation, and the implementation of urgent plans for the development The authority, the rehabilitation of the current river units, the rehabilitation of workers, and the support of the authority with specialized technical cadres, with an emphasis on the speedy start of developing the Wadi Halfa wharf and the development of the Aswan Wadi Halfa shipping line, in order to achieve a qualitative leap in the field of transporting passengers and goods between the two sides. In the field of land and dry ports and logistical areas, they discussed the need to establish two logistical areas in the two land ports of Qastal and Arqin on the Egyptian-Sudanese border to achieve a qualitative leap in the trade movement between the two sides. Source: Egyptian Al-Mal Newspaper