Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi inspected Wednesday the construction site of a new road that will provide better access to South Sinai’s Sharm El-Sheikh.
According to a Facebook post by presidency spokesman Bassam Rady, El-Sisi inspected construction of the "Tunnel-Sharm El-Sheikh Road," which spans over 342 kilometres, with three lanes in each direction.
The president inspected the road one day after the second edition of World Youth Forum, which has attracted 5,000 participants, concluded Tuesday.
In press statements in June, South Sinai’s governor Khaled Fouda said that the road is one of the major projects that will revive tourism and development activity, adding that it is being constructed at a total cost of EGP 3.5 billion.
It starts from the northern Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel and reaches to Sharm El-Sheikh.
Fouda said that the road will be inaugurated at the end of December.
Egypt has been working on upgrading tunnels and roads as part of its development plan for commercial and civilian access, as well as access to newly established development zones.