CAIRO: Egypt’s General Authority for Roads and Bridges (GARB) will inaugurate on Thursday a 135-kilometer-long highway linking between Wadi al Natroun in Beheira governorate and the Mediterranean city of Alamein after rehabilitation work were completed.
The authority, in cooperation with the General Traffic Department, completed expanding the width of Wadi al-Natrun-Alamein highway by establishing extra three lanes in each direction, GARB chairperson deputy Wael Amin told Youm7.
The cost of road development was estimated at 1.9 billion EGP ($2.1 million), he added, noting that the authority is currently conducting projects to develop other two highways.
The development of the highway has started in September 2014 and the road has been closed in July 2015 to accelerate the project implementation.
The GARB has been authorized to build and develop a total of 14 highways nationwide with length of 1,200 kilometer at a cost of 17 billion EGP. It is scheduled that the 14 highways will be completed by 2017, Amin said. Development of 14 highways is the first phase of Sisi’s megaproject of developing and building highway network with 3,600 kilometer-long nationwide.
The Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Housing are tasked with the development of other two phases of the project, Amin said.