MINSK, 17 July (BelTA) – Egypt invites Belarus to participate in projects involving the modernization of metro, tram lines, and railways, which are being implemented in this country in line with large-scale government programs. The proposal was put forward by Egyptian Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir as he met with Ambassador of Belarus to Egypt Sergei Rachkov, BelTA has learned.
The sides discussed prospects of advancing bilateral cooperation in the area of environmentally friendly transportation. The Egyptian side expressed interest in using trams and electric buses made by the Belarusian company Belkommunmash to create mass transit systems in new urban communities in Egypt, including the new administrative capital. Plans were made to arrange a visit of Belkommunmash representatives to Egypt to examine sites for building tram lines in the new administrative capital, evaluate tram operation conditions, and discuss cooperation terms.
Apart from that, participants of the meeting discussed the possibility of Belarus taking part in projects the Egyptian Transport Ministry is implementing to develop the country's transport infrastructure. Sergei Rachkov suggested using more Belarusian automobiles and equipment made by joint ventures in Egypt.
An agreement was reached to arrange expert consultations with top managers of the road and bridge construction company of the Egyptian Transport Ministry with a view to organizing trials and considering the possibility of buying Belarusian trucks and road construction machines, which are made by the Helwan mechanical engineering plant and ETP Company of the Egyptian Military Production Ministry.