Four killed, nine injured in road accident in New Damietta

Ahram Online , Wednesday 9 Dec 2020

In 2019, Egypt was ranked 28th in terms of the quality of road infrastructure

A file photo of a road accident in Egypt
A file photo of a road accident in Egypt
Four people were killed and nine injured in a road accident on the airport road, at the entrance to New Damietta city, on Wednesday.
 
The injured were transferred to Al-Azhar Hospital. 
 
Deadly road accidents take place on a near-daily basis in Egypt, which suffers from poorly maintained road infrastructure and loosely applied traffic regulations, but the governmental efforts to upgrade roads have been fruitfully ongoing in recent years.
 
The number of road accidents fell by around 30 percent in 2019 to 9,992, down from 14,403 in 2014, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics in June.
 
In October, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said said that Egypt’s increased spending on roads and bridges in Egypt since 2018 has contributed to a decrease in the number of deaths resulting from road accidents in 2020.
 
El-Said pointed out that Egypt has been recently developing its infrastructure, especially in the transportation sector.
 
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 in 2014.
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