Sisi Attends Inauguration of 2 Major National Projects

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated on Wednesday two major national projects; Rod el Farag Axis Bridge, and Tahya Misr Bridge.

Egypt has filed a request to register Rod el Farag Axis Bridge as the widest suspension bridge in the world on the Guinness World Records.

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Presidential Adviser for National and Strategic Projects Sherif Ismail and Transport Minister Kamel el Wazir attended the inauguration alongside a number of high-ranking state officials.

Chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Ihab El Far said the six-lane Rod el Farag Axis Bridge is expected to be one of the tourist sites.

He added that the bridge is a clear symbol of the outstanding capabilities of Egyptian engineers, technicians, and workers.

President Sisi inaugurated Rod el Farag Axis Bridge

A documentary film produced by the Armed Forces Morale Affairs Department was screened to expound the stages of building Rod el Farag Axis Bridge. The bridge is being constructed by the Armed Forces Engineering Authority in cooperation with a number of national companies.

It links areas in northern and eastern Cairo with west Cairo; it is meant to streamline traffic and reduce commuting time. It will be parallel to the 26 July Corridor, which links the 6th of October City and Sheikh Zayed City with Greater Cairo.

The total length of the bridge is 16.7 kilometers; it is divided into five bridges that connect a number of areas. The longest of these bridges is the Shubra neighborhood bridge, followed by the Ring Road intersection bridge.

The other three bridges are: Warraq Bridge, Western Nile Bridge, and the Eastern Nile Bridge.

The project is one of the most important projects by the National Network of Roads. It will transfer traffic congestion coming from east of Cairo to Alexandria Desert Road, Matruh, and al-Alamein highway so that they will not pass through the heart of Cairo.

In 2014, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ordered concerned officials to pave a national road network at a total length of 8,200 kilometers.

Contributed by: Yassmine Elsayed  

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