The Armed Forces Engineering Authority – File photo The Armed Forces Engineering Authority – File photo

Four years on June 30 revolution..What are Armed Forces Engineering Authority contributions?

Sat, Jul. 1, 2017
CAIRO – 1 July 2017: The Armed Forces Engineering Authority headed by Major General Kamel Al-Wazeer has contributed to a huge number of national megaprojects in different fields for the past three years. The Authority has always supported the state apparatus to follow the directions of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, which are issued to the General Command of the Armed Forces represented by Colonel General Sedki Sobhy, Armed Forces Chief of Staff and Minister of Defense and Military Production.
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Major General Kamel Al-Wazeer - File photo

As an institution affiliated with the Armed Forces, the Engineering Authority has been the perfect example for hard work and persistence. The work has always been characterized by ability to complete assigned duties, while at the same time maintaining quality in different stages.

The Authority worked in a number of fields, like social housing, where it constructed 4272 housing units in Al-Dakahlia between April 2014 and October 2016, 1200 units in Al-Arish, 5016 units in Badr City, 1416 units in Al-Khanka and 16008 units in Hadayek October. This is all in addition to 2000 farmhouses and 40 residential buildings in Al-Farafra, 2808 units in Ismailia, 3984 units in Borg Al-Arab, 2040 units in Luxor and 2016 units in Suez.

Social housing projects also entailed the construction of 1368 residential units in Sohag, 4032 units in Port Said, 2016 units in Al-Beheira and Mogamma’ Al-Qobba Al-Fedaweya and Abrag Smouha, 1776 units in Al-Minya, 576 units in Damietta, and two trade towers in Al-Anfoushy in Alexandria.

The Engineering Authority also succeeded at implementing a number of projects in the field of healthcare, including the National Heart Institute (two stages), improving and developing Al-Matariya Educational Hospital. This is besides constructing a building for outpatient clinics in Al-Matariya Hospital, Kafr Saad Hospital in Damietta and Al-Galaa Medical Complex, building 8 Cancer Centers in Armed Forces Hospitals and building 76 healthcare units in cooperation with the UAE.

The Engineering Authority plans to build 55 healthcare units and a medical center in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, and could develop four hospitals in Beni Suef. Also, it plans to improve Beni Suef General Hospital and 36 other hospitals all over the country, besides developing the Armed Forces Medical Center in Kobri Al-Qobba.

It has plans to transform public transportation through improving the 164 KMs Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, the 46 KMs Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road, 102 KMs Ismailia-Post Said, 35 KMs Cairo-Suez Road, constructing the regional Eastern Ring Road that is 61 KMs long and developing the 23 KMs Wadi Al-Malak Road.

The Engineering Authority successfully built the 120 KMs long Western arc of the Ring Road, Rod Al-Farag-Al-Dab’a Axis that is 433 KMs long and developed the Al-Wahat Al-Baharia-Al-Farafra Road that is 140 KMs long. It constructed the Shalateen-Sohein Road that is 195 KMs long, built the first section of Al-Ismailia-Al-Awga Road that is 76 KMs and the Siwa-Gaghboub Road that is 90 KMs long.

The Authority also developed the 27 KMs-long Abu-Sultan Link Road and constructed the Beni Suef Road in Al-Zafaraana, which is 160 KMs long. It could reconstruct the 28 KMs long Taba-Naqb Road, the 10 KMs long first section of the Middle Ring Road, the first phase of the East Port Said Road to Sharm Al-Sheikh which is 43 KMs long and the Field Marshal Mohammed Ali Fahmy Road, which is 8 KMs long.

The Authority continues its work in the field of road development, as it developed the Colonel General Mohammed Fawzy Road which is 9 KMs long, built two bridges in Al-Mahalla plus a substantial number of bridges. For example, the Lieutenant Ahmed Abdel-Fattah Seddik Bridge in Mahalla Rawh, Soldier Saeed Hamed Bridge in Hilana, Al-Mahallah and two external Bahna Bridges.

In addition, they built Al-Sadr Level Crossing under the name of Colonel Hany Soliman in Zagazig, Major Ahmed Mohammed Abdo Bridge in Al-Akhsaas, Soldier Mahmoud Taha Eweiss in Assiut Road, Lieutenant Sharaf Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud Bridge in Al Tawfiki Canal and Sane’ Maher Ahmed El-Sayed Moussa Bridge in Talkha and Soldier Sayed Salama Level Crossing in Naga Hammadi.

It also successfully built the Al-Mahameed Bassem Arreef Abdel-Azim Bridge, Sheikh Eissa Bassem Hassan Awad Hassan Bridge/Level Crossing, Lieutenant Martyr Sharaf Ahmed Abdel-Fattah in Dafra Village, and two pedestrian bridges in Ard Al-Lewaa.

The Authority constructed a number of other bridges, like Major General Martyr El-Sayed Ahmed Fawzy in Al-Thalathini, Ismailia and Major General Martyr Amr Fathy Saleh in Sandoub, Mansoura. This is all in addition to Kilometer 66 Bridge under the name of Major General Maged Saleh, Kilometer 76 Bridge under the name of Brigadier-General Maged Shaker, Obour Bridge 1 and 2, and Shorouk Bridge 1 under the name of Warrant Officer Mohammed Harby.

The Armed Forces successfully constructed Al-Rehab Bridge, a bridge in front of Madinaty, Soldier Martyr Mostafa Heleil Bridge in the Cairo-Alex Road intersection with Abu-Sultan Link Road, a bridge on Cairo-Suez Road under the name of Major-General Ahmed Badawy 1 and 2 and Emaar Bridge above Al-Shaheed Axis.

They successfully expanded the Galaa Bridge, built the Field Marshal Tantwy Bridge and the Sergeant Martyr Alaa El-Sayed Afifi Bridge in Wahat Road in front of Mall of Arabia. They also built the Colonel-General Salah Halaby Bridge at the intersection of the regional Ring Road with Cairo-Fayoum Road and Wahat Bridge at Kilometer 92 above the railroad.

The Engineering Authority constructed the Majid Al-Futtaim Bridge at the intersection of Mithaq Road with the Ring Road, 18 bridges for vehicles on the Egypt-Alexandria Desert Road, Al-Asher Eastern and Western Bridges and Hurghada Seaport.

As for the field of educational institutions, the Engineering Authority successfully signed a cooperation protocol with the Educational Buildings Authority to construct 168 schools, 100 schools using Emirati funding, 3 schools in Qena in cooperation with the Tahya Masr Fund, developed the Faculty of Dentistry and the Medical Services Building in Beni Suef University.

The Authority successfully developed 26 Azhari Institutes, built the new headquarters for the Electronics Research Institute, Central Labs Building in Damietta University and improved the quality of an auditorium in the Faculty of Commerce, Ain Shams University.

The Authority headed by Major-General Kamel Al-Wazeer and run by its champions works in various fields and in all governorates. The Authority successfully built a seawater desalination plant producing 48.000 m3 in Al-Remeila for the Ministry of Housing and another plant producing 80.000 m3 in Al-Yosr, Hurghada. It constructed a third plant in Baghoush, Matrouh, producing m3 in Al-Salloum, a fourth in Sidi Barany producing 4500 m3, a fifth in Ras Mal’ab for the Tourism Development Authority and a sixth in Taba producing 1500 m3. This is all on top of designing and building a seawater desalination plant producing 200 m3 in Al-Shallaq.

The Authority designed and built a seawater desalination plant in Abu-Taweela producing 200 m3 and another in Al-Kharouba. I also designed a built a plan to provide water to the city of Al-Ismailia Al-Gadeeda, started the work necessary to build the water lifting pumps in Quta and Beni Suef drainage lines. This is all on top of doing construction work of water wells, installation of water rising devices, and works needed to operate wells in Libni Mountain in North Sinai, for the National Services Projects.

The Authority dug 50 wells with the depth of 1000 meters in the old Farafra and another 50 with the same depth in new Farafra. It dug 150 wells that are 200 meters deep in Al-Maghra and 50 wells that are 250 meters deep in Toshka. It built the infrastructure for reclaiming 13680 feddans in Be’r Al-Abd in North Sinai, the infrastructure for reclaiming 5000 feddans in old Farafra and another 10,000 feddans in Farafra and 18 feddans in Al-Marashda.

As for sports, the Engineering Authority built a multi-purpose social club in Saint Catherine, 20 swimming pools for the Ministry of Youth, 2 sports swimming pools in Al-Ismailia, the Olympic Village in Sharm El Sheikh, the Olympic Center in Maadi and Al-Gazeera Youth Center. The Authority developed the Indoor Sports Hall in the Cairo Stadium, the waterpark in Gabal Al-Galala Resort, Tulip Club in Zahraa Madinat Nasr, Shark El-Sheikh Youth Center and Sports Development Center in Shubra Al-Kheima. They constructed the Tulip Hotel in Taba, Tulip Family Hotel, Tulip Al-Narges, Aerial Games Club in Taba and Al-Fayrouz Club in Al-Ismailia Al-Gadeeda. They also developed the Family Park and built a sports hall in Al-Mahalla Al-Kobra.

As for food security, the Engineering Authority built 25 silos and 105 developed barns. They also successfully constructed and restored 55 churches and places of worship and developed 45 slums in Cairo and Giza.

As for Sinai development, the Engineering Authority could build Central Be’r Al-Abd Hospital in North Sinai, Rafah Central Hospital, Nakhl Central Hospital and Saint Catherine Central Hospital. It developed Taba Central Hospital, emergency centers in Soal Valley in South Sinai and the paramedic center of Al-Khurayzah Valley. It built Abu Radees Hospital and the Medicines Factory in Al-Arish and Al-Sahaba Mosque in Sharm Al-Sheikh. It also developed the roads leading to the schools and hospitals of Al-Arish, Rafah and Al-Sheikh Zuweid, besides constructing 240 housing units in South Sinai.

The Authority worked in multiple areas of Sinai development. It built 156 housing units in Sharm al-Sheikh, 480 units in Ras Sedr and 1328 units in Al-Tor. It built 4 schools in Ras Sedr, 3 schools in Abu-Zeneima, and a school and an educational administration in Abu Radees. In addition, it built a school and an educational administration in Sharm al-Sheikh, Al-Tor, Al-Sheikh Zeweid Hospital, Osama Bin Zeid Institute in North Sinai, Abu Al-Farag Primary School in Al-Sheikh Zeweid, Al-Khansaa Preparatory School for Girls in Al-Sheikh Zeweid, Al-Sakaska Preparatory School in Al-Arish and Martyr Abdel-Monem Riyadh School in Al-Matala Village, Rafah.

The Authority built the Sheikh Zeweid Primary School, Sheikh Zeweid Preparatory School for Girls, Sheikh Zeweid Secondary School for Boys, Hamdy Awad Primary School in Al-Arish, and Qabr Omeir for Basic Education in Sheikh Zeweid.

As for public service, the Authority could successfully develop the Ministry of Social Solidarity Building. It could also improve the Princess Fawqeya Palace, Prince Nubar Palace, Dar Al-Horreya in Ain Shams and the State Council building in Al-Minya. The Authority built a public park and installed traffic signs and banners to guide visitors to tourist attractions in Saint Catherine. It renovated the National Council for Women’s building, the entrance to the Ministry of Justice building, Social Care Institution for Children building in Al-Minya and Al-Azhar Sheikhdom building. It worked on the first phase of the building for Al-Azhar satellite channel, South Sinai Azhari Area building, meeting room and warehouses in the Local Unit in Abu-Zeneima, besides expanding and improving electricity networks of Abu-Radees.

The champions of the Engineering Authority continue to give, as the soldiers, noncommissioned officers, officers, and leaders could extend and improve electricity networks in Nuweiba, Dahab and Al-Tor, in addition to constructing the new headquarters of the Ministry of Interior, Al-Nahda Prison, Al-Qata Prison and the development of Al-Shorouk Library and the Alexandria Governorate Office.

In the field of sewage, the Engineering Authority could complete the construction of the Northwestern quarter and the services area in the Industrial Zone. In addition, it built Al-Khairi siphon drainage under Al-Mahmudiyya Canal in Al-Beheira and Al-Rahawy siphon drainage, besides the development of the Suez Canal Area.
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