Economic diplomacy – Egypt – Extension of the Cairo metro system (February 27, 2015)


France welcomes the signing in Cairo on February 25 of contracts worth almost €440 million for the extension of Cairo Metro Line 3. These contracts were signed between the Egyptian Transport Authority and a group of French companies (Vinci, Bouygues, Alstom, Thales, Colas, and Eurovia), in a consortium with Egyptian companies (Orascom and Arab Contractors).

This major achievement in the area of French-Egyptian cooperation, the previous phases of which received financial support from the French government and European co-financing, will benefit almost 4 million passengers every day.

By providing an effective solution to urban traffic problems, the Cairo metro system contributes to sustainable development and helps improve daily life in the Egyptian capital.