Egypt almost completes second phase of Ahl Misr Nile walkway over 3.2 km

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Nov 2022

Egypt has completed 98 percent of the 3.2-kilometre second phase of Ahl Misr pedestrian walkway along the banks of the Nile Corniche in Cairo, the Cabinet said in a statement on Tuesday.

Ahl Misr Nile walkway
Ahl Misr Nile walkway.

 

The second phase of the project comprises two sectors; the first, known as Al-Sahel sector, extends over 1.3 kilometres from Imbaba bridge to Al-Sahel bridge. The second sector, known as Maspero/Qasr El-Nile, extends over 1.9 kilometres from Qasr El-Nile bridge to 15 May Bridge.

The implementation of the second phase of the project increases the length of the two-level promenade to 6.1 kilometres, the Cabinet noted.

According to the Cabinet's statement, the Sahel sector of this phase has six buildings, a cafeteria, ten shops, service buildings, an open theatre, and three auditoriums.

While the Maspero/Qasr El-Nile sector includes 15 buildings, a floating restaurant, two cafeterias, 56 shops, five service buildings, and 12 auditoriums.

Ahl Misr Walkway is designed to improve the Egyptian people’s quality of life, increase per capita green spaces, beautify the river view, and increase tourist attractions in Egyptian cities, the statement said.

The four-phase pedestrian walkway is carried out by the Armed Forces’ Engineering Authority for the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities.

Meanwhile, the third phase of the project includes establishing a walkway that is parallel to the Nile Corniche, stretching for three kilometres, according to the statement.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Housing back in March, the third phase will extend from Tahya Misr Bridge to Sahel Bridge for 1.9 kilometres, and from Qasr Al-Nil Bridge to Meridian Bridge for 1.1 kilometres.

The first phase of the project was inaugurated on 19 March in a grand opening festival with visitors enjoying clown shows, magician parades and musical concerts.

It was implemented on 1.8 kilometres from 15 May Bridge to Imbaba Bridge at a total cost of EGP 585 million.

In July, reports estimated the cost of the second phase of the project at EGP 600 million.

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