A new phase of the National Roads Project, including a 55 kilometer road connecting Al Minya to Sheikh Fadl at a cost of EGP 435 million, is set to launch, according to the Ministry of Transport, Shorouk News reported.

The projects also include developing the 90 km Sheikh Fadl — Ras Ghareb Road at a cost of EGP 317 million, the development of the 180 km Sohag-Safaga Road at a cost of EGP 715 million, and the Qena-Safaga Road at a cost of EGP 448 million.

Developments will also include the renovation of 41 bridges and 30 tunnels at a cost of EGP 2.5 billion, and the development of the Shubra-Banha corridor which had been previously postponed. The work is expected to reduce traffic congestion on the Cairo – Alexandria agricultural road and connect to the Regional Ring Road.

The transport ministry has announced that this latest phase of the National Road Project will be completed by the middle of next year.