IRAQ: A letter of intent to define the steps needed to go ahead with the long-planned Baghdad metro has been signed by the Ministry of Transport and a consortium of Alstom and Hyundai Engineering & Construction.
TURKEY: The southeastern coastal city of Mersin is poised to build its first metro line, announcing on October 9 that 13 companies had submitted bids in response to a call for tenders.
TURKEY: Test running on the future Istanbul metro Line 11 linking the new airport with Gayrettepe is to start this month, after the first trainset was delivered on September 6.
EGYPT: The government’s National Authority for Tunnels has awarded RATP Dev a €1·1bn contract to operate and maintain Cairo metro Line 3 for 15 years and commission future extensions.
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