Thales to Open Rail Transport Academy in Egypt; Michelangelo Neri Comments

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Thales-logoThales and the Egyptian Ministry of Transport have agreed to open a multi-domain rail transport academy in Egypt as part of the country’s rail industry development push.

The two entities inked a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the Egyptian Academy of Transport Science and Technology north of Cairo, Thales said Monday.

“This new joint initiative in the transport sector, and particularly in rail, will help us to develop the new generation of Egyptian engineers and managers, thereby serving the country’s strategic objectives,” said Ibrahim El-Dimeery, Egypt’s transport minister.

Thales’ corporate university will work to study the feasibility of the academy and propose urban and main line rail training programs.

The academy is set to accommodate an initial group of 200 students this year.

“This partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Transport follows on from projects already launched in 2010,” said Michelangelo Neri, managing director of Thales in Egypt.

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