Sisi inspected on Saturday newly-paved highways in framework of the presidential campaign to develop Egypt’s road and bridge networks nationwide - Press Photo Sisi inspected on Saturday newly-paved highways in framework of the presidential campaign to develop Egypt’s road and bridge networks nationwide - Press Photo

Sisi inspects newly-paved highways

Sat, Oct. 7, 2017
CAIRO – 07 October 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inspected on Saturday newly-paved highways in framework of the presidential campaign to develop Egypt’s road and bridge networks nationwide, said presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement.

President Sisi inspected the Shoubra-Benha Road, which came at a cost of LE 3.3 billion ($186.7 million), praising the efforts of those implementing projects, in accordance with the latest international standards and specifications.


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Sisi inspected on Saturday newly-paved highways in framework of the presidential campaign to develop Egypt’s road and bridge networks nationwide - File Photo

Other road projects include the Axis of Rawd al–Faraj, area of the gates of the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road and El-Dabaa Road, the statement added.

The 40-kilometer-long Shoubra-Benha Road has been finished, and all traffic and guidance signs were installed, Transportation Minister Hisham Arafat said on Saturday in a press statement during his visit to the road.


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Sisi inspected on Saturday newly-paved highways in framework of the presidential campaign to develop Egypt’s road and bridge networks nationwide - File Photo

Arafat emphasized that Shoubra-Benha Road is the first agriculture road without traffic interruptions, and a traveler can pass the road in 20 minutes. The road will reduce traffic pressure on Cairo–Alexandria Agriculture Road, he continued.


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Sisi inspected on Saturday newly-paved highways in framework of the presidential campaign to develop Egypt’s road and bridge networks nationwide - File Photo

Arafat met with Finance Minister Amr el-Garhy, Minister of Planning Hala el Saeed and General Authority for Roads, Bridges & Land Transport President Adel Turk to discuss the ways of continuing funds to the Regional Ring Road, whose cost is estimated at LE 7 billion.


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Sisi inspected on Saturday newly-paved highways in framework of the presidential campaign to develop Egypt’s road and bridge networks nationwide - File Photo

The Regional Ring Road project aims at linking Egypt’s main routes, which in turn would offset in booming the trade interactions between the Upper and Lower Egypt governorates.


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Sisi inspected on Saturday newly-paved highways in framework of the presidential campaign to develop Egypt’s road and bridge networks nationwide - File Photo
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