Company: FS Italiane
Geographic area: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2016 (activity still in progress)
In 2016, FS Italiane won the advisory role for the re-form of the Egyptian railway system wanted by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and financed by the World Bank. The aim is to improve the rail system in terms of governance, reorganization of processes, safety, and sustainability. The efficiency achieved will result in reduced costs in the transport of passengers and goods through transparent rules, allowing access to individuals and new investments in a more commercial and market-oriented railroad.
It is therefore a transfer of legal and economic competences related to safety and railway operation, in a structured and connected methodological framework.
The consultancy project is divided into seven tasks:
To complete some tasks, a first Report was prepared and delivered to the World Bank delegation and to the Egyptian Railways. For the second week of May, a second report is scheduled to be delivered, while final closure of the project is expected by December 2018.