Metro train entering Kobry el Qobba station, Cairo - Reuters
CAIRO - 8 April 2019: A source at the National Authority for Tunnels told Egypt Today that the institution studies inviting tenders among Egyptian companies to construct the first phase of the fourth metro line stretching from 6 of October City to Giza Square passing through Al-Haram Street.
A tender lodged among Japanese companies was cancelled as only one offer was submitted. The offer was made by a Japanese consortium and the costs indicated surpassed the project’s estimated budget. Also, a technical offer to execute the second sector of the same phase was rejected.
The source clarified that an Egyptian consortium accomplished the fourth phase of the third metro line extending from Nozha neighborhood to Al-Salam City, and that is the reason the authority considers giving the project to local companies that have experience in metro works.