In Photos: Egypt to inaugurate 1st phase of Ahl Masr Nile Walkway in early 2022

Ahram Online , MENA , Wednesday 3 Nov 2021

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly praised what he described as the fast-track construction of the first phase of the Ahl Masr Walkway, a multi-service pathway along the banks of the Nile. .

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A photo showing part of the 1st phase of Ahl Masr Nile Walkway overlooking the River Nile in Egypt's Cairo (photos courtesy of the Egyptian Cabinet)

During a celebration on Tuesday evening marking the finalisation of the first stage of the project, the prime minister said the passage will be opened in early 2022. He added that its spacious areas that are designed for recreation, tourism, and shopping will offer Egyptians a wide range of activities and services.

The multi-segment project that was initiated in 2019 starts in Cairo and extends north and south to the upper and lower ends of the Nile.

The walkway’s first phase extends over 1.8 kilometres from the Imbaba Bridge to the 15 of May Bridge in Cairo.

It includes five restaurants, five cafes, 62 shops, three parking lots that can take up to 180 cars each, and a 275 square-metre theatre that can accommodate 772 people.

The pedestrian walkway is designed to develop the Nile Corniche area, allowing residents and tourists to enjoy the Nile view, along with the surrounding greenery.

The second and third stages of the project are still under construction, a statement by the cabinet said.

The 3.2-kilometre-long second phase will extend from the Qasr Al-Nil Bridge to 6 of October Bridge over an area of 0.8 kilometres, and from the 6 of October Bridge to the 15 of May Bridge over an area of 1.1 kilometres, and from the Imbaba Bridge to the Sahel Bridge over an area of 1.3 kilometres.

The 3-kilometre-long third phase is planned to extend from the Tahya Misr Bridge to the Sahel Bridge with a length of 1.9 kilometres, and from the Qasr Al-Nil Bridge to the Meridian Bridge with a length of 1.1 kilometres.

Assem El-Gazzar — the minister of housing, utilities and urban communities — and Cairo’s Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal took part in the event, among others.

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