Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi urged on Friday developing the roads and highways of Egypt’s North Coast to cope with the traffic and commercial movements that are expected to rise due to the comprehensive development in the area.
The president inspected existing road development projects along the North Coast, the presidency’s spokesman Bassam Radi said in a statement.
El-Sisi’s inspection tour included new roads on the North Coast and the highways to link the area with the Cairo and delta governorates and cities, Radi noted.
El-Sisi urged developing these roads, as well as the southern sector, so that they become lifelines that better integrate these huge national projects with the rest of the country, the spokesman said.
The national projects underway include the New Delt project for agricultural production, the New Alamein city, the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, the El-Alamein International Airport, Ras El-Hekma city and the tourist resorts extending to Matrouh Governorate.
The road projects El-Sisi inspected includes 160 kilometres of the Cairo-Alexandria desert road, which are being expanded to eight lanes in each direction, and development along the Al-Dabaa Corridor extending over 260 kilometres, also encompassing eight lanes per direction.
The projects also include upgrading the International Coastal Road leading to the Alamein airport and developing 130 kilometres of the Wadi El-Natrun-Alamein Road, also encompassing eight lanes per direction.