President Abdel Fattah el Sisi has directed to take all necessary measures to avoid train accidents in the future, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
Speaking to Sada Al Balad TV channel on Saturday, the spokesman said the president was keen not to suspend railway services during a process to upgrade the sector, as it serves some million commuters a day.
The President has directed to improve the sector by adopting security and safety procedures.
Sisi met with the ministerial group concerned with the train crash, and was briefed on the conclusions, circumstances and information available about the accident, which claimed the lives of at least 19 people and left scores injured in central Egypt on Friday.
Sisi also directed to apply all measures to achieve balance between the comprehensive upgrading plan of the railway system and the operation of trains nationwide.
Rady stressed that those who are responsible for the recent train crash will be held accountable after concluding the investigations.
On the blockage crisis of the strategic Suez Canal by the mega-ship Ever Given, Rady said Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabie held a press conference to clarify all relevant points…