New Greater Cairo Road projects to facilitate traffic for upcoming 10 years: Sisi

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 Jul 2022

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stated on Friday that the new road projects spanning across the Greater Cairo Area aim to facilitate traffic for the upcoming 10 years.



“If we did not implement these road projects over the past five years, Cairo would have been paralysed,” The Egyptian President said during an inspection tour of the workflow at new corridor and road projects in Greater Cairo, including the Mokattam Corniche Development Project, as well as new axes leading to the Mokattam Plateau on Friday.

The president also stated in a video released by the Egyptian Presidency that he was following the complaints of the citizens about traffic in the current project’s area during its construction, adding that these complaints will turn into praises after its inauguration.

Furthermore, officials told the Egyptian president on his tour that the work on the first phase of the Mokattam project’s roads will end on 30 December.

Additionally, El-Sisi announced that 16 axes have been inaugurated to connect east and west Cairo, a major improvement from the day when the ring road was the only path connecting New Cairo and the rest of Cairo

He added that the size of the work in this field was unprecedented in Egypt, incurring a huge cost. However, it has resulted in smoother traffic, less pollution, and less resources spent by commuters.

In early June, Egypt signed an agreement to invest nearly EGP 32 billion for the development and renovation of the Corniche area in Cairo’s Mokattam Hill.

During his tour on Friday, the Egyptian president also commented on the North Coast Road’s development, saying that he was personally following up on its workflow as well as the notes and complaints of the citizens about it.

Moreover, he said that the project has not yet been fully and finally completed, including all technical works and traffic services needed to regulate the movement, adding that it will be finished around 30 July or mid-August.

Furthermore, El-Sisi urged citizens to neglect malicious campaigns that always seek to distort huge development efforts nationwide. 

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