Egypt to issue 11 highway tenders

Published June 19th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A ministerial committee chaired by Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Obeid recently decided to offer local and international tenders for the construction of 11 new highways, according to Al-Ahram daily.  


The 4,000-kilometer long highways will be laid throughout various regions in Egypt, and are expected to reach an estimated cost of 800 million Egyptian pounds ($205.9 million). The construction of three of the 11 roads ― Cairo-Kreimat, Kreimat-Suez and Suez-Sukhna ― will begin immediately.  


Last year, plans were put forth for the construction of a new highway system throughout the country at the total cost of 22 billion Egyptian pounds, including new access roads, service facilities, stores and rest facilities.  


Egypt’s existing highway and paved road system stretches over 41,300-kilometers in length. ― (MENA Report)

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