The president's remarks came during his inspection of work on three key axis – Yasser Rizk, Samira Moussa and Mohamed Ezzat Adel – that connect the south of the capital to its eastern outskirts - and to the New Administrative Capital (NAC) and Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea.
During his inspection tour, El-Sisi was keen to refute allegations that some tombs and historic sites would be demolished during the construction work.
According to Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady, El-Sisi called on citizens not to listen to deliberate attempts by some to belittle the tremendous efforts exerted by the state in simultaneously reducing traffic pollution and easing traffic congestion through maximising use of available space while using innovative ideas in the the construction of bridges to avoid demolishing historic sites and preserving them.
The Yasser Rizk Axis (named after the late editor-in-chief of Akhbar), will connect the south of Cairo via the Hassaballah Kafrawy Axis (named after the late housing minister) to the Samira Moussa Axis (named after the first Egyptian female nuclear scientist) all the way to the Autostrad road, with a length of nine kilometres and five lanes each way.
The Mohamed Ezzat Adel Axis (named after the late renowned Egyptian engineer) will connect the south of Cairo to the Autostrad Road - and on to Ain Sokhna and the NAC and other areas in the eastern outskirts of east of the capital, with a length of 12 kilometres and eight lanes in each direction.