Transport

Egypt Transport

As the Arab world’s most populous country, and one of its largest economies, Egypt has always had to work overtime to ensure that infrastructure capacity keeps up with demand. While the past few years of political and economic uncertainty have slowed capital spending on infrastructure, 2015 has seen that trend reversed in dramatic fashion, with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi aggressively prioritising the completion of major infrastructure projects as part of his policy agenda. While exogenous pressures – including muted global shipping volumes and slow growth in major tourism source markets such as Europe – will have an impact on the volume of traffic through Egypt, the high level of domestic demand for both passenger and freight services across all transport modes will sustain growth for years to come.

This chapter contains an interview with Yehia Zaki, Director of Operations, Egypt, Dar Al-Handasah.