The New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) Assistant Vice President Kamal Bahgat followed up on upgrade works at El Wahat Road at the 6th of October City, Invest-Gate reports.

Works include upgrading the main road and adding lanes in both directions with a total length of 35 kilometers, added Bahgat on April 20, who also checked on ongoing works in Bridge No. 2, the greatest industrial work on El Wahat Road.

Bahgat also stressed on the necessity to complete all works on time with efficiency and high quality, highlighting the need to take all preventive measures to protect workers amid the coronavirus breakout.

In June 2019,  Egypt’s transport ministry revealed the implementation of eight new major axes on the Nile River in Upper Egypt, aiming to link main roads located on the western and eastern banks of the Nile, with investments worth EGP 11 bn.

Transport Minister Kamel El Wazir said back then the new developments come as part of the state’s efforts to develop Upper Egypt’s provinces, where the new axes projects will be mainly implemented in Sohag, Aswan, Qena, Minya, Assiut, and Beni Suef, according to an official statement. He added that the new road projects are set to make the distance between the western and eastern banks of the Nile, not more than 50 kilometers.