French Vinci to construct 3rd phase of Cairo Metro’s 3rd line: Minister
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CAIRO: French Construction Company Vinci has won an international tender to establish the third phase of third line of Cairo metro, said Minister of Transport Saad al-Geuishi told Youm7 Sunday.

Per the terms of the tender, the third phase is 18.8 kilometers in length with 15 metro stations, stretching from Attaba to Bulaq al-Dakror. The cost of construction is worth 9 billion EGP (around $1 billion), he noted.

Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has offered the tunnel in 2014; Vinci and Spanish Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL) were competing for the tender, the Minister continued.

Photo courtesy of Egyptian Authority for Underground

Photo courtesy of Egyptian Authority for Underground

 

The first two phases of the third line have operated with a length of 4.3 km (5 stations) and a length of 7.7 km (four stations), respectively.

The planned fourth phase of the third line will establish a total of 39 metro stations, according to the NAT official website.

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