The Egyptians will ride the trains of the Russian production

In Egypt delivered the first batch of passenger cars of Russian production. For the first time Russia exports to non-CIS countries passenger cars for the so-called European gauge (1435 mm width). As reported on the official website of the Ministry of industry and trade, the total value of the contract amounts to more than a billion euros.

"In Egypt in the framework of industrial cooperation of Russian and Hungarian producers will be sent a few batches of cars. I am convinced that this joint project will be another important step in the development of relations between our countries and will contribute to the development of Russian non-commodity non-energy exports," said Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.

The solemn handover ceremony was held in the port of Alexandria. Under the contract signed in September 2018, will deliver 1300 railway wagons. Funding is provided jointly by the Hungarian and Russian export-import banks. Production is organized in Russia (Tver carriage works) and in Hungary.

"Developed design documentation with consideration of the peculiarities of the European track produced and agreed with the customer two cars of the prototype, carried out the certification campaign in Russia and Hungary as well, despite the difficult global epidemiological situation, established international logistics", – said General Director of ZAO "Transmashholding" (TMH) Kirill Lipa.