In Photos: President Sisi inspects road development works in Greater Cairo

Ahram Online , MENA , Friday 14 Oct 2022

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inspected on Friday construction and development works to develop a number of roads in Greater Cairo.

President Sisi


El-Sisi’s inspection tour included the Mokattam corniche and Central Plateau and all the new axes leading to the neighborhood, including Yasser Rizk axis, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Yasser Rizk axis will connect the Nile Corniche, downtown, Salah Salem Road, and Hadarat Axis to the Mokattam Plateau.

The axis will ease the movement of residents of Maadi, Helwan and Mokattam districts in south and central Cairo heading to the Nile Corniche without having to use to the Ring Road or the Autostrad Highway, the spokesman said.

The president also inspected the workflow in Hasaballah El-Kafrawy axis, which connects Maadi district in south Cairo to east Cairo and areas of New Cairo through the Ring Road and El-Shahid Axis.

This will help ease traffic pressure on the Cairo Ring Road, the spokesman noted.

During the tour, El-Sisi ordered continuing efforts of developing the roads and different traffic axes along the Greater Cairo to ease traffic jams.

This comes within the framework of the state’s plan to continuously develop and modernise the network of roads and axes in Greater Cairo, the spokesman affirmed.

In 2014, President El-Sisi launched the National Road Project with the goal of developing and extending Egypt’s 23,500 km road network.

In 2019, Egypt was ranked 28th in terms of the quality of road infrastructure in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitive Report, up from the 118th place it occupied in 2014, when the project was first launched.

Egypt has constructed around 5,500 km of roads over the past eight years as part of a goal to construct 7,000 km of highways, according to recent figures released by the Ministry of Transportation.

In a statement on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the 30 June 2013 Revolution, the transportation ministry said 1,500 km of roads and bridges are being constructed since 2013, along with 1,000 km of main roads that have been developed.

Also, 900 bridges and tunnels were established, and 143 others are being constructed, according to the statement.

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