CAIRO: The Cabinet allocated 5.2 billion EGP ($668.8 million) to build four metro stations, which would be the first metro project to be executed by Egyptian companies.
The four stations belong to the second part of Metro Line 3’s fourth phase. They will be established by the Arab Contractors and Orascom Construction Industries.
The aboveground stations will expand over 6.3 kilometers from Nozha station in Heliopolis to in Salam City on Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road, near the Ring Road.
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.