EGYPT: The government has signed two loan agreements to fund resignalling to increase capacity on the Benha - Zagazig - Ismailia - Port Said route.

Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development is to lend US$100m, and the Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development is to lend US$150m

Under the project, Egyptian National Railways' existing mechanical interlockings are to be replaced by centrally-controlled electronic interlockings by the end of 2016.