Launching “High Quality Bus” pilot project employing systems applied for the first time in Egypt

May 8, 2017

Representatives of The New Urban Communities Authority/Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities and the Egyptian Emirate Consortium signing the contract. STP/ Nada Tantawi

The New Urban Communities Authority/Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities and the Egyptian Emirate Consortium celebrated the signature of the Pilot Project "High Quality Bus", implemented by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)/Ministry of Environment and funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The "High quality Bus" Pilot Project is one of the Sustainable Transport Project (STP) pilots that aim to reduce the growth of the energy consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions of the transport sector in Egypt.  The pilot project is to launch seven new public bus lines that connect the cities of Sixth of October and Sheikh Zayed with the Metro Station at Cairo University, Giza Governorate.

The project has been designed by transportation and traffic planning experts from the Development & Planning Technology Research Center. The buses will be managed according to the latest smart operating systems, applied internationally for long periods and to be implemented for the first time in Egypt.

The Ceremony took place in Cairo House on Monday 8 May 2017 in presence of three ministers: The Minister of Transport Dr. Hesham Arafat, Giza Governor General Mohamed Kamal EL-Daly and the Minister of Environment Dr. Khaled Fahmy and UNDP Country Director Randa Aboul-Hosn. The event brought representatives of Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development, Street Engineering Experts and media. 

Contact information

For more information, please contact: 

Fatma Elzahraa Yassin

Communications Analyst

fatma.yassin@undp.org

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