Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi directs construction of Al-Hadara axis in Cairo to link Mokattam with NMEC in a meeting with officials, 23 April 2022. Egyptian Presidency
The new axis will also pass through Cairo’s Ain Al-Sira area and link to the Nile Corniche area in El-Maadi district, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady explained. The axis will also intersect with a number of new transverse axes extending to East Cairo and New Cairo.
The president made the remarks on Saturday in a meeting with a number of engineering officials to follow up on the work flow of a number of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority’s projects nationwide, especially the axes in Greater Cairo.
El-Sisi also directed the authority to improve the efficiency of the old axis linking Salah Salem street with El-Mokattam and expand it to five lanes per each direction. This will help smoothly link the hills with the various districts of Cairo and allow easy movement of people, the spokesman said.
The president also followed up on efforts to improve the efficiency of South Sinai roads, especially those extending from Nuweiba and Taba, as well as the workflow to improve the roads of Upper Egypt.
In this regard, El-Sisi directed continued work on these new and important axes extending over the River Nile with the aim of easing citizens’ movement and serving development projects and the new urban communities.
The meeting followed up on efforts to upgrade the area where a monorail station is being established in Youssef Abbas Street in Nasr City as well as the area of Al-Shams Club and the surrounding lands.
The president was also briefed on the efforts to utilise the empty lands located on the sides of the axes and roads for the construction of alternative housing units and reviewed the executive position of the International Motor City.
The meeting followed up on national projects being implemented nationwide, especially El-Galala City, and the efforts to develop St. Catherine International Airport as part of the comprehensive development of the city to implement the mega spiritual and tourism project entitled “The Greatest Transfiguration in the Land of Peace.”
Announced by the state in 2020, the Great Transfiguration project in St Catherine seeks to turn the sacred mountainous area into a spiritual shrine and a destination for mountain, medical and environmental tourism.
The first phase of the project, worth EGP four billion (around $255 million), is scheduled to be inaugurated this year, according to Housing Minister Assem El-Gazzar in December.
During the Saturday meeting, the president also reviewed the workflow at the construction projects being established in the New Adminsitrative Capital.
The meeting was attended by Amir Sayed Ahmed, the president’s advisor for urban planning, and Ehab El-Far, head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority.
Also, Ashraf Al-Arabi, head of the consulting office of the engineering authority; Abdel-Aziz El-Feki, assistant to the head of the engineering authority for road designs; and Tarek Al-Khodairy, director of the marble and granite factory, attended the meeting.
El-Sisi launched the National Road Project in 2014 with the goal of developing and extending Egypt’s 23,500 km road network. Egypt has constructed and/or upgraded 7,000 km of highways as part of the project.
When it was launched, Egypt ranked 118th in terms of the quality of its road infrastructure in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. By 2019, it had climbed to 28th place.