CAIRO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat said 70 percent of railways in Upper Egypt had been renovated, local media reported on Sunday.
The minister made the remarks during his inspection of a number of road projects in Qena, south of Cairo on Saturday. He was accompanied by Qena Governor Abdel Hamid el Hagan.
As many as 245 railway crossings have been renewed as part of the ongoing projects, Arafat said during the trip.
The ministry seeks, in cooperation with the Ministry of Military Production and several state companies, to develop 10 to 15 level crossings per month, said the minister.
He also inspected the project of a mega axis that includes 15 bridges and four tunnels.