CAIRO: Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met with Transportation Minister Hany Dahy Wednesday to discuss the development of the National Roads Project, scheduled to be completed in August, Youm7 reported.
The meeting comes in order to follow up on progress of implementation of the road network and to tackle all the obstacles impeding it.
Mahlab stressed the importance to ensure safety and security standards during the work and also stressed that the new roads should be built according to the international standards of quality and security.
The project was launched by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in July. It covers 1,250 kilometers divided in 13 roads across Egypt with 16 companies carrying out the work. The cost of the road network project is estimated at 17 b EGP. It also includes rehabilitation and maintaining other vital high ways in the Delta and Upper Egypt.
Present at the meeting were head of the General Authority for Roads, Bridges, and Land Transport (GARBLT) Engineer Ramzy Lashin along with officials from the companies tasked with the implementation of the project.
“During the meeting, the progress and the obstacles strongly influencing implementation rates of each road has been reviewed along with the situation of five roads that have been operating smoothly and unhindered,” Dahy was quoted as saying by Youm7.
Among the roads included in the project are the 40-kilometer Ismailia-Banha road, the 480-kilometer Sheikh Fadl-Ras Gharib road through the Eastern Desert, the 160-kilometer Cairo-Suez road, the 180-kilometer Sohag-Red Sea road and the 140-kilometer Wadi al-Natrun-Alamein road.