CAIRO: The second part of Metro Line 3’s fourth phase will be executed by a completely Egyptian coalition for the first time in the history of Cairo’s subway, informed sources at the Transportation Ministry told Youm7 Friday.
The Egyptian-executed stations will expand from Nozha station in Heliopolis to Adly Mansour station in Salam City on Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road; the agreement will be signed by the end of November and the digging will begin soon afterwards, the sources said.
The coalition includes the Arab Contractors and Orascom Construction Industries to execute the five above ground stations of 6.37 kilometers at a cost of 4 billion EGP ($510 million,) the sources added.
Meanwhile, a Belgian consulting firm won a tender by the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to review French and Spanish offers to execute the third phase of the third line of Cairo metro before 2016, acting head of NAT Sameh Refat told Youm7 Sept. 2.
The Fourth Phase of the Third Metro Line project is planned to connect el-Salam City on Cairo-Ismailia road to Heliopolis and Cairo Airport over 18.7 kilometers and 15 stations, according to the website of the National Authority for Tunnels.
Cairo subway is essential for transporting millions of people every day; huge traffic jams occur above the ground if the metro is out of services.