Egis signs MOU with the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) for Greater Cairo metro line 6 studies

11/08/2021

Today at TRANSMEA, Egis, alongside their JV partner Setec, signed an agreement to conduct studies for the development of the proposed Greater Cairo Metro Line 6. The JV has been mobilizing their best experts since August 2021 alongside the French Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Cairo embassy to determine a FASEP study program for Line 6 of the Greater Cairo Metro. This line, with the length of around 30 km and partly underground, will serve 24 stations, connecting Al-Khosos in the north of the metropolis to the suburb of Maadi in the South East.

The MOU was signed with the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), and with the attendance of the Egyptian Minister of Transport H.E. Kamel El Wazir and the Chairman of NAT, Dr Essam Wally. This materializes the launch of the Greater Cairo Metro Line 6 Project by the Egyptian government and entrusts Egis with the management of the studies.

Olivier Bouvart, Chief Executive Officer of the rail business unit commented:  “The signature of this MOU is a new step in the development of our rail activity in Egypt. We are honored and fully committed to be one of the leading parties for the development of this new line. This project is also a strong testimony of our client NAT, whom we continue to work with on several projects, and we are pleased to assist them on the development of the Greater Cairo Metro network.”

Egis, the major international group in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility sectors, has previously been awarded the Coordination, Management, and Construction Supervision Services, of Line 3, Phase 3, of the Greater Cairo Metro in partnership with Systra, ACE and EHAF. Egis has also been working on the modernization of Line 2 of the Greater Cairo Metro alongside Systra and ACE as well as the Design and Supervision Services for the Raml Tram in Alexandria. 

Other significant Egis projects in the country include the Construction and Time Management of Il Mondo compound in the “New Capital”, the project management of Porto Medical Village in Cairo, several studies to understand the mobility needs of the urban transport structure in Mansoura City, a technical assistance contract with the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation to provide guidance for the development of a comprehensive Water Management plan in the desert area of Toshka and a project management and architectural design for the development of several airports in Egypt.