Egypt National and Regional Economic Corridors (WB-P177932)

  • Egypt
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 15, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Egypt
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Guarantee, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 400.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 777.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 14, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Oct 5, 2021

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve the performance and lower the greenhouse gas emissions of the logistics and railway sectors in the Alexandria-6th October-GCA railway corridor and generate private sector participation in railway transport in Egypt.

  1. Component 1. Railway Sector Reform, Project Delivery, Institutional and Human Resource Development:

    1. Subcomponent 1.1. Advancing railway sector reform through technical studies: (a) developing a clear and transparent railway infrastructure access charging (IAC) regime for the Egyptian railway network, determining the specific charges to be paid for access and use of infrastructure by public and private railway operators, and the supporting contractual arrangements; (b) defining the detailed scope and responsibilities of the railway regulator and associated governance framework, including the infrastructure access charge contract; and (c) identifying and developing further railfriendly policies to increase traffic on the rail network.

  2. Component 2. Securing private sector participation (PSP) for last mile connectivity railway links, freight terminals and/or acquisition of freight wagons, etc.

    1. Subcomponent 2.1. Structuring and detailing of private sector participation in the construction of last mile connectivity to the main ENR network, hook-and-haul traction services, leasing/purchase of wagons, operation of dedicated marshaling yards (“transfer points”), and so on.

    2. Subcomponent 2.2. Identifying and implementing specific opportunities for private sector participation in growing railway traffic, including multimodal transport.

  3. Component 3. Decarbonization and Green Financing. Subcomponent 3.1 Technical assistance (US$ [1] million) for developing a decarbonization roadmap for the ENR by (a) assessing Egypt’s railway network against its techno-economic suitability to be electrified, to be operated with hydrogen-powered trains, and/or to be operated with battery-powered trains; (b) determining the best decarbonization approach (track electrification, hydrogen, batteries, or hybrid) for each of Egypt’s main railway corridors, (c) exploring synergies with parallel decarbonization plans in Egypt’s related sectors (for example, power, industry, shipping, aviation, and so on); (d) providing preliminary cost estimates (for example, for new/retrofitted infrastructure and rolling stock) and estimate potential benefits (for example, reduced air pollution and public health); and (e) making recommendations to the ENR on short-term, mid-term, and long-term actions to be considered to achieve full decarbonization over the coming decades.

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World Bank:
Arturo Ardila Gomez, Hisham Mahmoud Fouad, Salma Hany Adly Abdelfattah Ibrahim
Lead Infrastructure Specialist

Ministry of Finance, Egypt
Arab Republic of Egypt- Ministry of International Cooperation
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Gawad Allam
Minister Plenipotentiary (Commercial), Head of Sector

Nefret Zakaria Haroon
Manager of World Bank Portfolio

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Transport, Egypt
Enas Mostafa
Responsible for International Cooperation|

Eng. Wael El Shahed,
Advisor to the Minister of Transport for Investment Project

Egyptian National Railways - Ministry of Transport

Ghada Hamed
Project Coordinator 


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