The Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, Moustafa Madbouly, announced that the ministry, represented by the Central Agency for Reconstruction, is preparing for the opening of a number of nationwide projects, at a cost of up to EGP 1.845 billion,  to coincide with Sinai Liberation holiday celebrations, reported Invest Gate.

One of the main roads in the country’s National Roads Project is the 196 kilometer road between Beni Mazar and Bawity, which will be opened experimentally, and cost EGP 725 million. The importance of the road lies in  its ability to utilize the Siwa/Oasis road in creating a crosswise axis, linking the eastern part of the country to the west.

The new road will also connect the newly reclaimed areas west of Minya, aiding in the development process of Minya.

As for his part, Mohammed Nasser, Head of the Central Agency for Urbanization, said that another project to  be opened during the Sinai celebrations is the axes of Siwa/Oasis, extending 360 kilometers in length, at a cost of EGP 970 million. A main purpose of the road is to link production sites in Siwa Oasis with the marketing and consumption sites in Cairo and other governorates, as well as the development of the Western Desert and the creation of new urban communities.

Nasser added that a number of projects will be opened in Dakahlia Governorate, such as the Ring Road project west of Al Gamalia city, in order to divert heavy traffic away from the residential area. The project will cost EGP 60 million, and will extend 2.75 kilometers to link the governorates of Sharqia,Dakahlia, and Damietta.

Another project in Behira governorate will expand the industrial zone road of Wadi Al Natron, which goes through the areas of Nayed, Mafsal, and Al Madares. The new road will serve the industrial zone, and link it to the existing road of Wadi Al Natron. The road will extend for 16 kilometers, and will cost EGP 47 million.

A new road in Halayaeb will extend for 15 kilometers, at a width of 7.5 meters, and will cost EGP 12 million. 17 kilometers of roads are also planned for Shalatine at a cost of EGP 7 million, in addition to four kilometers of roads for Abu Ramad, at a cost of EGP 4 million.  These roads will link towns and villages to the main roads and contribute to their development.