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President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi recently met with Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Transport Lieutenant General Kamel El-Wazir.
The Spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency stated that the meeting discussed the status of the projects carried out by the Ministry of Transport, especially those related to the development of roads, axes, railways, and seaports nationwide.
Lt. Gen. Kamel El-Wazir presented the steps taken for implementing the Advanced Transportation System (ATS) on axes and highways.
The system is designed to meet the highest standards of security and safety on roads and axes, ensure the wellbeing of citizens, and provide them with modern services and all road-related data.
Efforts to develop and expand the Ring Road surrounding Greater Cairo were also presented. Moreover, the Minister of Transport showcased the new traffic corridors, which include the basic services, that have been established to link the Ring Road to urban communities on both sides of the road.
In this regard, President El-Sisi gave directives to the concerned officials to raise the efficiency of the surrounding areas and increase services in them within an integrated development framework.
As per the President’s directives, the development works on the Ring Road shall be finalized by next December and workshops below the Ring Road shall be relocated in a separate, fully serviced complex outside the residential block.
Lt. Gen. Kamel El-Wazir also presented efforts to develop the road network in Upper Egypt which includes Asyut, Sohag, Qena, Luxor and the Red Sea roads.
The aim of the development works in Upper Egypt’s roads is to link the cities of Upper Egypt to the coast of the Red Sea.
Furthermore, an axis in the north of Luxor is to be established to connect Luxor Airport on the eastern bank of the Nile River with the tourist areas on the western side of the city.
The meeting also discussed developments of Wadi El-NatrounــAl-Alamein Road which is to be expanded to include 8 lanes in each direction and provided with services on both sides. In addition, a u-turn is to be constructed.
With regard to the development of the ports system, the President gave directives to the concerned officials to conduct an integrated study for the establishment of the El-Mex Port to link Alexandria Port to El-Dekheila Port.
This will be one of the many state-of-the-art ports in Egypt, befitting Egypt’s geographical location which links between the East and West.
The Minister of Transport presented the efforts made to develop the railway system in Egypt in all aspects. The President, in this regard, called for providing training programs for workers in the Egyptian National Railways, recruiting the best engineers and technicians. They will be provided with training on the latest technological systems in this field abroad and in the educational institutes of the Armed Forces, as per the President’s directives.
The President also gave directives to the concerned officials to establish the new Bashteel railway station in accordance with the highest international standards. The aim of this development process is to upgrade the services provided to the Egyptian citizens who take trains in Upper Egypt.