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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Your top infrastructure stories of the week

Your top infrastructure stories of the past week:

  • A House of Representatives joint committee yesterday approved government amendments to the Railway Act that would hand more powers to regulate the national railway system to the Transport Minister.
  • Egypt jumped 34 places since last month in Speedtest’s latest December update in fixed broadband download speed likely due to Telecom Egypt’s USD 16 bn investment since mid-2018 to improve internet infrastructure.
  • In renewable news: Germany’s Belectric won a tender for a 50 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Zaafarana, while Dubai’s Alcazar Energy is bidding for one wind and one solar plant in the West Nile region with a combined capacity of 450 MW.
  • The New Administrative Capital Company for Urban Development (NACCUD) signed a contract with US-based Honeywell and Etisalat Misr to develop a smart city management system for the new capital.
  • El Sewedy Electric and two unnamed Chinese and French companies won a tender to supply 200k smart electric meters for part of the first phase of the new administrative capital.

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