For the past couple of years, we have witnessed a fast paced evolution in the roads projects all over Egypt, as they are supposedly set to make huge changes in the way Egypt will entirely look like in the coming years.
On Sunday, September 9th, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has inaugurated the final phase of the new Regional Ring Road, along with a number of other roads and bridges.
During the opening ceremony, through a conference call, the President commented on a few details, gave tough feedback on the projects, and asked the Commission Heads , the Director of the Department of Military Engineers, the Minister of Transportation and Cairo’s Governor to pay close attention to all the projects’ details.
The new Regional Ring Road, which is set to link 20 governorates, is part of the National Nile Axes Roads and Bridges projects that have been ongoing since 2008.
This ring road is reportedly the longest in all of Africa. It’s a joint effort between the Ministry of Housing, the Ministry of Transportation, as well as the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces.
The main aim is to reduce traffic congestion in Cairo and to increase business traffic between Upper Egypt, Delta and the Canal Governorates. It’s worth mentioning that this project will allegedly reduce the huge number of heavy transport vehicles on Cairo’s Ring Road, which will definitely come as good news for the city’s residents who have been suffering for years.