Construction French firm to build high-speed train line in Egypt By Reuters February 24, 2023 Unsplash.com Egypt will later build another line from Cairo to Luxor and a third between Luxor and Hurghada on the Red Sea coast French construction company NGE has signed a contract to build a 330 km high-speed train line connecting the Red Sea Port of Sokhna with Borg Al-Arab near the Mediterranean port of Alexandria. Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels in May signed a contract with Siemens Mobility, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors to build about 2,000 km of the high-speed railway for what would be the world’s sixth-largest such network. A section awarded to NGE is part of a 600 km double-track line that will further extend to Marsa Matrouh on Egypt’s northwest coast, an NGE statement said. Egypt will later build another line from Cairo to Luxor and a third between Luxor and Hurghada on the Red Sea coast. The construction will be carried out by NGE subsidiary TSO, the statement added. NGE declined to disclose the value of the contract, which it said was awarded by Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors.