Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inspects a number of road projects in Cairo (courtesy of the presidency)
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi urged on Friday the adopting of an advanced engineering and construction plan while establishing the Shinzo Abe axis east of Cairo, due to its major significance.
El-Sisi’s remarks came as he inspected the workflow of building works at new roads and axes under construction in the capital, the presidency said in a statement.
In September last year, El-Sisi ordered that a new road, linking El-Shahid Axis with Suez Road and the Ring Road, be named after Abe: Japan's longest serving prime minister.
The decision came a month after Abe announced his resignation for health reasons.
During his weekly tour today, El-Sisi urged that the eight kilometer-long axis provides all the services required for vehicles.
The president highlighted the significance of the Shinzo Abe axis in organising traffic in the eastern Cairo region and linking eastern districts with New Cairo and the New Administrative Capital.
During his tour, the president was briefed on developments of the project to develop road and bridge networks in Nasr City’s 10th district along with some districts in the fifth Settlement, which contributed to ending traffic congestion, the statement read.
The president urged adherence to a high-speed rate of finishing the road projects, in order for the new road and axis networks in eastern Cairo to be entirely completed.
The statement referred to the new road network linking eastern Cairo with areas at Greater Cairo and new cities as a system that would cause significant qualitative progress to the smooth and fast flow of citizens.