11 December 2018 08:35 PM

Cairo, Mercedes-Benz mull providing Egypt with express buses

Friday، 07 December 2018 - 01:43 PM

Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar and Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat held an expanded meeting with a delegation from German automaker Mercedes-Benz.

The meeting tackled means of benefiting from the company’s capabilities to provide Egypt with express buses of dedicated lanes.

Nassar said the meeting comes within the framework of the trade ministry’s tendency to attract international companies to invest in the Egyptian market and transfer modern technology to its industry, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said in a statement Friday 07/12/2018.

The minister noted that Egypt has distinguished productive capabilities in the field of bus manufacturing, which allows for establishing partnership between an Egyptian company and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, to produce express buses.

Meanwhile, Transport Minister Hisham Arafat said express buses will start operation in new cities, particularly the New Administrative Capital, where it is easy to provide dedicated bus lanes.

Trial operation is expected to start in 2020, Arafat revealed. 

MENA

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