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2015-03-07: the first new buses of the 600 announced for Cairo were put into service beginning of March 2015. They belong to the IVECO -Marcopolo batch numbered in the 2000-series. See the CTA page.

2015-02-08: CTA added MCV C120LE low-entry buses to its fleet in December 2014. Pictures can be found on the CTA and MCV pages.

2014-12-14: In January 200 the bus division of Nasr was split off and became EAMCO. This company then became affiliated with Daewoo. The site has been updated to reflect this: Nasr stops in 2000 and EAMCO has been added.

2014-11-22: Nasr apparently ended its link with Daewoo: CTA put into service new Nasr buses on Scania chassis. Mohamed Faird provided the first pictures which were added to the CTA and Nasr pages.

2014-09-26: 1970's tram pictures of Alexandria and Cairo made by Kurt Rasmussen added. A trolleybuses page added, also with a picture by Kurt Rasmussen.

Al Jaber: UAE Project in Egypt to provide 600 buses for Greater Cairo

14/08/2014 07:10:01 PM
Cairo, 14th Aug. 2014 (WAM) -- Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, U.A.E. Minister of State, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), accompanied by Army Major General El Arabi Al-Serwi,, Governor of Suez, toured today the GB Auto, a leading manufacturer of bus and commercial vehicles, and Ain Sokhna Port, managed by U.A.E. terminal operator DP World.At the GB Auto facility, Al Jaber viewed the final model of buses which the U.A.E. Project in Egypt will supply 600 of them to the Transport General Authority. 300 buses will be manufactured by U.A.E.-based bus manufacturers Hafilat Industries while the remaining 300 will be built by Egyptian auto importer and manufacturer Ghabbour Auto. The fleet will meet 30% of the public transport programme requirements of Greater Cairo and ease traffic movement. Al Jaber said,'' The U.A.E. leadership's instructions are to continue supporting Egypt and implementing development projects in consistence with specific time schedule and specifications that cater to Egyptian citizen's interest.'' ''The important projects we saw today at Ain Sokhna confirm the availability of abundant promising opportunities which will enable Egypt to address challenges thanks to dedication and perseverance of its people to build their nation and its national economy as well as to its leadership's ambitious, constructive measures. We are confident that Egypt has tremendous abilities and that its people will work hard to realise stability, growth and progress.'' For his part, Governor of Suez Major General El Arabi Al-Serwi expressed gratitude of Egyptian people to the U.A.E. for its generous support, which reflects the longstanding, solid rock bilateral ties. The U.A.E. project in Egypt, he said would help the transport authority in Cairo to replace the long-serving public buses with new brand ones, ensuring high levels of safety and better services to passengers. During the tour of the bus manufacturing plant, Chairman of GB Polo Buses Manufacturing Rauf Ghabbour, said in the first phase would see the delivery 300 buses in three batches from November 2014 to January 20
2014-09-11: an urban Mitsubishi -Ghabbour bus added to the Ghabbour page.