22 projects will be implemented by 2024. CREDIT: NAT

Egypt plans $32bln investment for Cairo Metro expansion

Egypt plans to carry out a total of 22 projects by 2024 to expand the Cairo Metro at a cost of EGP512 billion ($32 billion).

Speaking during a meeting with officials of the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) on July 6, the minister of transport, Kamel El-Wazir, reported that eight projects worth EGP250.5 billion ($16 billion) will be launched later this month under the Cairo Metro expansion program. So far, eight projects have been implemented at a cost of EGP33.1 billion ($2.1 billion). An additional six projects worth EGP228.5 billion ($14 billion) are currently under construction, the minister said.

While reviewing the progress of work on the Cairo Metro Line 3, the minister noted that construction of Phase 3 has reached 36%.

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Phase 3 of Cairo Metro Line 3 extends westwards from Attaba Station. After crossing under the Nile, the line will split at Kit Kat Square into two branches; the northern branch will run through Embaba to Rod El-Farag and the southern branch will serve Cairo University. This 17.7-km extension will have a total of 15 stations. Phase 4 will add another 11 km, bringing the total length of Line 3 to 43.5 km.

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