Redefining Safe & Better Transportation

Today more than ever, there is a great need to develop sustainable infrastructure.

Redefining “safe mobility”, looking beyond just the reduction of road accidents, to address the health of citizens and push for driver assistance technologies and highly automated driving systems, is imperative in today’s world.

Transportation; a prerequisite for social and economic development.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reports that by 2040 global infrastructure investment needs for transport could cost up to $94 trillion (in 2015 prices). To move forward, ensuring that a broader and more comprehensive understanding of safe mobility is applied is necessary as this puts the life and livelihood of the citizen at the core of every project.

People at the Core

True change requires considering both infrastructure and transportation at once – like looking through a pair of glasses with two lenses to see. With transportation, the story is centered around improving people’s productivity and incomes by connecting them to jobs, schools and healthcare, and delivering goods and service to rural and urban communities, all supported by a strong infrastructure. We look at transport through a human-centered lens to achieve value-centric results and reduce poverty, inequality and inefficiency.

Projects in Action

In our current portfolio, development projects have helped 2+ million passengers use train services per day in 27 governorates, and 3.5 million people to use Borg Al- Arab International Airport.

Over the course of 4 years, the Ministry of International Cooperation succeeded in concluding development financing agreements in the field of sustainable and smart transportation worth $7.28 billion, through which many projects are being implemented, including the development and renewal of the first line of the metro in Cairo in cooperation with the French Development Agency, and the Abu Qir Metro project in Alexandria in cooperation with the European Investment Bank, the Egyptian railway development project and the installation of automatic protection systems for trains in cooperation with Austria, and other priority projects.

Upgrading Infrastructure to Support Livelihoods

To rehabilitate the Cairo Metro line 1, we signed a €50M agreement with Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and brought together the AFD, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and European Investment Bank (EIB) in the collaborative funding of the project, implemented by the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT).

Transport for Rural Communities and Improving Infrastructure

Integrating rural communities and improving infrastructure, the USAID provided an additional grant of $6 million for the North Sinai Development Initiative, which aims to support transport and create sustainable cities and communities through facilitating mobility for rural communities and improving the infrastructure. It will also allow farmers in Sinai to have access to markets and sell their goods to compete in internal and export markets.

Purpose as the Driver

The previous projects help to achieve the following targets of the SDGs:

Goal 9: (Target 9.1)

Develop sustainable, resilient and inclusive infrastructures Indicator: Improved road access for rural populations and develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure

Goal 9: (Target 9.2)

Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization Indicator: Industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product is raised, in line with national circumstances

Goal 9: (Target 9.A)

Facilitate sustainable infrastructure development for developing countries Indicator: increased total official international support (official development assistance plus other official flows) to infrastructure.

Goal 8: (Target 8.2)

Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity Indicator: achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification and sustainable transport systems

Goal 11: (Target 11.2)

Affordable and sustainable transport systems Indicator: proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport, by sex, age and persons with disabilities increased.

Goal 17: (Target 17.16)

Knowledge sharing and cooperation for access to science, technology and innovation

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