Transport Ministry says 4,500 km of roads built at cost of LE75 bln

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Transport in Egypt - Wikibedia

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CAIRO, June 29 (MENA) - The Transport Ministry said Saturday 4,500 kilometers of new roads have been built at a cost of EGP 75 billion.

In a fresh report, the ministry said the new roads were established as part of the first and second phases of Egypt's National Roads Project, launched in 2014.

The projects would be completed in June, in cooperation with the ministries of housing and defense, it added.

The ministry mentioned that up to 1,000 kilometers, including Wadi Al-Natroun / Alamein Road, the first phase of the middle ring road and Shubra / Banha Highway, had been finalized at a cost of EGP 19 billion.

Also, 12 axes passing the River Nile had been established at a total cost of EGP 13 billion, including three axes built by the Armed Forces.

Regarding the national roads network, the ministry said that up to 5,000 kilometers had been built, duplicated, and developed worth EGP 15 billion.

The ministry said 250 overpasses had been established at a total cost of EGP 30 billion.

The projects also included improving the railway's system and developing ports and expanding Cairo Metro's network.

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