According to a source with knowledge of the projects, over 20 firms sought to prequalify for the high-speed railway scheme and around 16 companies submitted their prequalification application for the two monorail projects.
Between six to 10 companies sought to prequalify for both contracts, the source tells MEED.
The first contract is for the high-speed rail that will link Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea coast and the new Alamein city on the Mediterranean coast.
The second contract is for two monorail packages, one of which is 35km long and will link Giza to 6th of October city. The second monorail package will extend 52 kilometres from Nasr City district in Cairo to the New Cairo Capital.
MEED earlier reported that the Egyptian authorities have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canada’s Bombardier to undertake a study for the establishment of a monorail from Nasr City to New Cairo and the new administrative capital.
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