President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday launched the national project for roads, which includes 39 roads with a total length of 4,400 km at an investment of LE36 billion.
Transport Minister Hani Dahi said in a press statement on Tuesday that the project will begin in the 2014-2015 fiscal year with 14 roads of 1,200 km at an investment of LE13 billion.
“The president requested that all 14 roads be finished in one year,” Dahi said. “We are assigning major public and private sector companies for this purpose.”
Among the planned roads are the Ismailia-Banha 33-km road, the Sohag-Red Sea 180-km road and the Wadi al-Natrun-Alamein 134-km road.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm