CAIRO: General Authority for Roads, Bridges, and Land Transport (GARBLT) is almost done with renovating the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, GARBLT head Saad al-Gayoshi told Youm7 Tuesday.
The opening ceremony will be July 10 and the project aims to transfer Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road into a 164-kilometer long freeway, Gayoshi added in his statements to Youm7.
The total cost of GARBLT’s project is estimated at 3.5 billion EGP and will be managed by the National Service Authority in Military Forces for 25 years, with dividing economical income equally to the concerned bodies.
The authority is intensifying their work to quickly finish road renovation, Gayoshi said o June 23 and that he does continual follow ups to observe the renovation measures, according to El-Fagr.
Gayoshi aims to make sure that road improvements are according to road safety conditions. The authority is also working on improving the efficiency of the Ring Road, with more than 72 kilometers combined, in the framework of GARBLT’s plan to develop roads in Egypt.
Improving road and bridges in Egypt will eventually lead to increasing chances of investment and doubling economical growth, he told Tahrir channel on June 21.
Gayoshi also said there are patrols organized by the authority, in cooperation with Ministry of Interior, to observe roads to secure citizens and ensure their safety. GARBLT also assigned a hotline to receive citizens’ complaints about road problems.
He said President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi made plans to improve roads to connect productive governorates, in addition to connecting new governorates with each other.