13th among the top 50 Berliners, transportation and the Egyptian Prime Minister decided

What has the Berlin Main Train Station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) to do with a real Egyptian patriot and upcoming transport issues in Egypt?

13th among the top 50 Berliners, transportation and the Egyptian Prime Minister decided

What has the Berlin Main Train Station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) to do with a real Egyptian patriot and upcoming transport issues in Egypt?

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb has appointed someone who Berliners in Germany voted number 13th among the top 50 Berliners of the year in 2006.

Hany Helmy Azer was appointed by Egypts PM as an adviser for transport affairs. Azer requested that he receives no pay for the position.

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Living in Germany, Hani Azer was in charge of the construction of the tunnel beneath Berlin’s Tiergarten in 1994. he became the Chief Engineer of Europe’s largest train station in Berlin, Germany, also known as the Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The station is a modernistic structure with a roof built almost entirely of glass blocks. The building cost $700 million.

Azer was honored by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 26 May 2006 at the inauguration of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

Azer was also later honored by Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak . On 1 October 2006, Azer received one of Berlin’s most respected distinctions: the Verdienstorden des Landes Berlin (Merit of the State of Berlin), for outstanding service to the state.

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