CAIRO: Egypt’s Transport Minister Saad al-Geoushy has paid an inspection visit to South Sinai ahead of seasonal flash floods, Youm7 reported.
Geoushy and the head of the Egyptian General Authority for Roads, Bridges and land Transportation Adel Turk inspected the development and raising efficiency work at Sharm al Sheikh – Nuweiba road and to follow up on the readiness for the governorate’s road ahead of yearly flash floods and heavy rainfall season, Youm7 reported.
The winter heavy rains usually pour on Sinai, Aswan and the Red Sea coast during December.
During the past years, the rainfall has led to the closing of roads located on the Red Sea coast connecting Sharm al Sheikh to the rest of South Sinai for days before they were partially re-opened.
In Aswan, a mountainous area located 570 miles south of Cairo, the heavy rains usually cause deadly floods leading to partial collapse of the mountain.
Geoushy is scheduled to visit Aswan later this week to implement measures required to avoid damage and fatalities including digging wide trenches near the bottoms of mountains to work as flood traps, Youm7 reported.