Today in History: 12 February 1851 Egyptian Governor Abbas

Alexandria Cairo Line
Alexandria Cairo Line

Today in History
February 12, 1851 Egyptian Governor Abbas Pasha gave the concession to build the Alexandria-Cairo Line to England. The press reacted to this concession without the approval of the Porte. During the construction, Egypt Hıdivi was granted a construction permit, provided that the public was not employed free of charge, new taxes were not imposed on the railway and no stability (debt) was made.
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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