President Sisi says personally following up on citizens' opinions on North Coast Road issues

Ahram Online , MENA , Friday 1 Jul 2022

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed on Friday that he is following up in person the opinions and notes of citizens on construction work along the North Coast Road, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

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El-Sisi comments came during his inspection today of the workflow at new corridor and road projects in Greater Cairo. Presidency

 

The project of developing the North Coast Road has not yet been fully and finally completed, including all technical works and traffic services needed to regulate vehicles movement, El-Sisi said.

The president stressed that there will be services and traffic signs along the way when the work is done.

The work on the road - known by the public as the Sahel Road - will be finished around 30 July or mid-August, El-Sisi said.

The president stressed upon citizens "the importance of not giving heed to the intentionally skeptic views circulated by some parties that "always aim to defame the massive development efforts exerted across the republic."

El-Sisi's comments came during his inspection today of the workflow at new corridor and road projects in Greater Cairo, including the Mokattam Corniche development project, as well as new axes leading to the Mokattam Plateau, the statement said.

Newly constructed, complex multi-lane roundabouts and two-way streets on the International Coastal Road have sparked a controversy and raised fears of traffic accidents as millions of Egyptians head to North Coast resorts for summer vacations.

Several videos circulated this month on social media platforms showed vehicles driving in the opposite direction on the new roundabouts constructed across the newly-developed 55 km-segment of the 780-km-long International Coastal Road from the km 101 to the 156 mark.

Earlier this week, Minister of Transport Kamel El-Wazir announced the dispatching of a committee to review the problems on the road and resolve them immediately per presidential directives.

“Per presidential directives, the problem of the International Coastal Road will be resolved and a committee has examined the problems on the road today and they are being dealt with immediately,” El-Wazir said, according to a written message read out loud by TV Presenter Amr Adib on MBC Masr on Sunday.

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