Egypt: Alexandria - Abou Qir Metro Line (AIIB-000207)

  • Egypt
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Alexandria City
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  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Arab Republic of Egypt
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 291.34 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 250
Converted using 2021-10-20 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Oct 29, 2021

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the project aims to increase access to efficient, safe, and low carbon public transport in the city of Alexandria by upgrading and electrifying the existing Alexandria-Abou Qir rail line.

The proposed project is to upgrade and electrify the existing Alexandria-Abou Qir rail line into efficient, safe, and low carbon metro rail system. AIIB will jointly co-finance with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), and Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD). Specifically, the project supports the following activities: (1) civil works for the upgrade and electrification of the metro line including a depot; (2) metro rail systems including signaling, telecommunication, centralized control system, and safety measures; (3) rolling stock to be operated on the metro system; and (4) project management and construction supervision. There will be 20 modern metro stations along the 22 km corridor, 13 stations and 13.5 km of which will be elevated.

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Nat Pinnoi
Infrastructure Sector Senior Economist 

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Hana Khaled
Principal Banker 

Arab Republic of Egypt

National Authority of Tunnels
Ibrahim Bekheit
Project Manager 


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