Maritime Research & Consultation Center

Determine the most appropriate way to introduce a license to operate river taxi in Cairo Governorate and prepare a Term of Reference for the bid.

Client: General Authority for River Transport
Project Description:

Regarding to the government plan to improve the level of services provided to citizens, encouraging private investment and creating new jobs. The passenger transport project in Cairo (Nile Taxi) is one of the most important projects of this plan. The Ministry of Transport has commissioned MRCC  to study the best ways to introduce the river tax project to private investors. MRCC has studied the different methods of offering the river tax license to the private sector and ed the best methods for issuing the license.


This study aims to determining the conditions and specifications that are required for each river taxi, in addition to determining the financial obligations required from project operators and also determining the number of operating companies and their scope of work.


• The financial liability of each of the operating companies is calculated according to the total number of seats in all the units owned by each company.
• Licenses are granted to only three companies.
• The owners'' license has  to work within Cairo governorate
• The commitment period is 10 years from the date of issuance of the license.
• Each company must have 80 seats and have at least three berths.
• Taxi units start from 5 passengers and up to 30 passengers.



List Of Projects

1.  Determine the most appropriate ways to introduce a license to operate river taxi in Cairo Governorate and prepare a Terms of Reference for the bid.  

2.  Feasibility study for establishing Navigational services company.  



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