CAIRO: The planned overpass above the Zomor canal in the Giza governorate, with a length of 15 km, is a national project that serves the densely populated area, said Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab during his meeting with a number of ministers on Sunday.
Mahlab added that this project serves areas with a high population density, helping to ease traffic congestion on parallel axes and contribute to solve environmental problems.
“This project is based on the construction of a road on the canal path including a 4-lane in each direction,” said Giza Governor Ali Abdel Rahman after the meeting in a press release, pointing out that the cost of the project rounds up to 850 million pound ($122 million.)
Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdul Muttalib said during the meeting that this project is a cooperation protocol between the ministries of Irrigation, Agriculture and Environment, explaining that it would not have any negative effect on agricultural lands that are irrigated through the canal, constituting an area of 4,500 acres.
Abdul Muttalib added that the Giza governorate confirmed its commitment to drill a number of wells as an irrigation alternative for those agricultural lands.
Originally published in Youm7.