Today in History: FEBRUARY 12, 1851 Governor of Egypt, Abbas Pasha gave England the concession to construct the Alexandria-Cairo Line.

12 February In the request of the concession of the American company 1922, a statement has been sent from Nafia Ministry to Akşam Newspaper.
FEBRUARY 12, 1851 Egypt Governor Abbas Pasha gave the concession to England to construct the Alexandria-Cairo Line. The press reacted to this privilege given without the approval of the Babıâli. Construction permission was given to the Egyptian Khedive on the condition that the people were not employed for free during the construction, no new taxes were imposed on the railway and no borrowing was made.

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