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Egyptian National Railways buying parts for trains from 1979

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Staff writer ▼ | February 20, 2016
Egypt’s state-owned Egyptian National Railways has launched an international tender to purchase spare parts for 30 JT22MC diesel locomotives.
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According to the Egyptian Commercial Office in São Paulo, the tender will take place on February 29.

According to the railway department’s Purchases and Stores Department, bidders are required to submit two envelopes, one containing a $3,500 cheque for a provisional security deposit and a guarantee letter in Arabic language issued by any Egyptian bank and a second one outlining the financial offer and bid details.

JT22MC locomotives were made in the United States and Canada and 45 of them were sold to Egypt in four separate batches from 1979. The spare parts are intended as part of a modernization program.

On January 12, the World Bank released plans for a railway restructuring project. In 2009, the bank approved the financing of a 10-year plan to overhaul the system and improve services.

According to the World Bank’s plans, the loan provides for $174.5 million to be spent on signaling modernization between Cairo and Alexandria, $106 million for track renewal, $13.5 million for modernization of management and operating practices, $337 million for signaling modernization between Beni Suef and Asyut and $14 million for contingencies and front-end fees.