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Arab Contractors and Orascom to build Egypt?s first monorail

This will be the first monorail project in Egypt. (Image source: Erwin/Pixabay)

Arab Contractors, one of the leading construction companies in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Orascom Construction Company (OC) to build Egypt?s first primary monorail project on the suburbia of Cairo

Mohammed Mohsen Salah, CEO of Arab Construction, said that both the companies will work with Canadian Bombardier Company for the construction of the US$1.4bn project.

According to him, works will include changing the location of utilities and constructions as well as power plants and the installation of railway bars.

Earlier, the Egyptian Housing Ministry invited the local construction companies to submit their biddings to execute the monorail project.

?Orascom had earlier submitted a full study to execute the monorail,? said Salah, noting that the project is expected to link between Sixth of October City?s district and Giza.

Established in 1955, Arab Construction also participated in the construction of the Aswan High Dam, an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt. In addition, the company was involved in the construction of several government buildings in Egypt.

Orascom Construction is a global engineering and construction contractor, primarily focused on infrastructure, industrial and high-end commercial projects in the Middle East, North Africa, the United States and the Pacific Rim for public and private clients. The Group also develops and invests in infrastructure opportunities.