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- 119 ：在エジプト カイロ 塾長まる。 ：2017/02/26(日) 03:03:39 ID:hueHsABY
- 【コラム】海外受注の青信号…「チームコリア」再浮上 | Joongang Ilbo | 中央日報 ht
- 120 ：在エジプト カイロ 塾長まる。 ：2017/03/24(金) 01:00:21 ID:iAlprFmQ
- Egypt to double metro ticket price to EGP 2: Transport minister htt
Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Mar 2017
Egypt will increase the price of standard metro-tickets to EGP 2, doubling the cost from EGP 1, transport minister Hisham Arafat announced on Thursday.
In comments to state-run news agency MENA, Arafat said that the increase had previously been set at 3 EGP, but the minister had insisted on keeping it at 2 EGP.
Earlier on Thursday, a source at the ministry told Al-Ahram that special-needs passengers and "other categories" will have their tickets priced at EGP 1 and EGP 1.5, respectively. It's unclear which categories will be exempted from the EGP 2 pricing.
The announcement of the price increase follows approval by the cabinet on Thursday and a series of discussions in parliament in the attendance of Arafat.
No date has been set for the implementation of the price rise. However, the minister said it would take place "very soon".
The move follows a series of proposals by officials in recent years to increase ticket prices in order to fix the financial woes of Cairo's vital metro underground service.
Metro officials have repeatedly said the low ticket price, which has not been increased for over a decade, is a key factor in financial losses by the metro service. Officials have argued that increasing ticket prices could double annual revenues.
On Wednesday, Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the government is seeking to solve the financial troubles of the metro service, with has some EGP 500 million of debt.
Ismail told reporters that the first of the Metro's three existing lines alone requires 350 million euros worth of maintenance and upgrades, excluding debts and running costs.
Last week, the Cairo Metro Company's spokesman told Ahram Online that the company is failing to cover maintenance, electricity and water expenses due to a lack of resources.
Cairo’s underground train system, launched in 1987, is one of the oldest in the Middle East and Africa.
Over 3.5 million of Greater Cairo's 21 million inhabitants rely on the subway for their daily travel, according to estimates by the country's national tunnels authority.
Construction on the final phase of Cairo's third metro line is set to begin by June, according to Arafat.
- 121 ：在エジプト カイロ 塾長まる。 ：2017/03/24(金) 22:13:33 ID:1GS1opfc
- 24日金曜 在留邦人FBによると、２LEに値上げ確認、１LEのままだったという報告混在。
Metro ticket price officially doubled to LE2 | Egypt Independent ht
Transport Minister Hesham Arafat issued a decision doubling the metro ticket price to LE2 starting Friday.
The Cabinet approved the decision after it reviewed the financial situation of the National Authority for Tunnels which suffers from losses because of the metro service, Arafat said.
The decision was necessary to guarantee that the metro service would not be suspended and would be able to absorb the growing number of users after operating new lines, he added.
The increase in the metro tariff does not apply to the special offers made for the elderly and people with special needs, he pointed out.
The increase came in light of increases in electricity and spare-part prices, in addition to the need to carry out development projects, a statement by the Transport Ministry said Thursday evening.
The metro service has accrued losses of up to LE200 million annually, since 2010; beside accumulated debts of up to LE500 million, owed to a number of ministries and companies, according to the statement.
Mohamed al-Kurani, a member of the Transportation Committee of the House of Representatives, said that he would call for the Minister of Transport to be summoned on the back of the issuance of this decision; adding that the minister had promised members of the committee to develop solutions to avoid raising the price of the ticket.
MP Diaa Eddin Dawoud from Damietta governorate, presented an urgent statement to the parliament speaker Ali Abdel Aal to be submitted to the transport minister, over the ticket price increase.
He said that the increase added more burdens on citizens who were already exhausted by the government's decisions; describing those decisions as "not aimed at supporting people and their development;" he suggested instead that the rationalization of spending and busting corruption would be better solutions than collecting money from the pockets of citizens.
Dawoud described what he called the exclusion of the House of Representatives from such decisions as a very serious matter, and "an underestimation of Parliament that should not pass unnoticed."
- 122 ：在エジプト カイロ 塾長まる。 ：2017/03/24(金) 23:05:35 ID:1GS1opfc
- ２０１７，３，２４金 エジプト時間午後三時すぎ 地下鉄一号線ナセル駅 切符販売窓口 ２LEに値上げ確認。 貼り紙あり。（社会的弱者価格 １，５LE・１LE表記もあり） 客は淡々と購入していた。
- 123 ：在エジプト カイロ 塾長まる。 ：2017/03/26(日) 12:35:59 ID:VEzMDNdU
- Egypt's Metro ticket price increase to EGP 2 implemented Friday ht
The price increase is aimed at addressing the financial woes of Cairo's underground service
Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Mar 2017
An increase in the price of Egypt's standard single-fare Metro ticket went into effect Friday, doubling the cost to EGP 2.
In comments to state-run news agency MENA, Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat announced the increase on Thursday but did not set a date for its implementation.
Earlier Thursday, a source at the ministry told Al-Ahram that special needs passengers and "other categories" will have their tickets priced at EGP 1 and EGP 1.5, respectively. It's unclear who will be exempted from the EGP 2 pricing.
The move follows a series of proposals by officials in recent years to increase ticket prices in order to fix the financial woes of Cairo's vital Metro underground service.
A lawsuit was filed Saturday in an administrative court to halt the price increase decision.
Over 3.5 million of Greater Cairo's 21 million inhabitants rely on the Metro for their daily travel, as it is considered the one of the cheapest means of transportation, according to estimates by the country's national tunnels authority.
On Wednesday, Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the government is seeking to address the financial troubles of the Metro, which is struggling with a EGP 500 million debt.
Cairo’s underground system, launched in 1987, is one of the oldest in the Middle East and Africa.