Today in History: 12 February 1851 Egyptian Governor Abbas

Alexandria Cairo Line
Alexandria Cairo Line

Today in History
12 February 1851 Egyptian Governor Abbas Pasha gave the privilege to make the Alexandria-Cairo Line to England. This concession given without the approval of the Babıâli press reacted. The construction permit was granted to the Egyptian Khedive on condition that the people were not working free of charge, no new tax was imposed on the railway and no debt was made during construction.
12 February In the request of the concession of the American company 1922, a statement has been sent from Nafia Ministry to Akşam Newspaper.

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