The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development report revealed that the length of the main road network in Egypt increased by 112% between 2013 and 2020, and the number of overhead bridges increased from 2,370 bridges in 2013 to 4,159 in 2020, an increase of 1,789 bridges or 75% growth rate.
The report stated that the number of fixed bridges increased from 208 in 2013 to 1848 in 2020, with a growth rate of 790%, and the number of axes on the Nile was developed from 38 axes in 2014/13 to 49 axes in 2020/21, with a growth rate of 29%, which reduced congestion of vehicles per kilometer from 302 vehicles in 2019 to 219, a 27% decrease.
The report revealed that road accidents decreased by 10% from 2.2 accidents per thousand vehicles in 2013 to 0.8 accidents per thousand vehicles in 2021.
These achievements pushed Egypt’s to rise in the international classification for road quality 85 places, jumping from 113th to 28th in the world in 2020.
Hala el-Saed, Minister of Planning said that the sector’s development vision goes beyond developing mechanisms for transporting passengers and goods to actively participating in consolidating the concept of sustainable development, by providing a transport system that achieves sustainable development goals, and is fundamentally linked with the requirements of national economic and social development plans.
The Minister of Planning added that it is estimated that the total investments targeted for the transport sector will amount to about EGP 307 billion, compared to EGP 240.7 billion, last fiscal year.