17 September 2019 02:42 PM

Sisi inaugurates Rod el Farag Axis Bridge, number of projects

Wednesday، 15 May 2019 - 03:41 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated on Wednesday 15/5/2019 a number of projects including the opening of Rod el Farag Axis Bridge for which Egypt has filed a request to be registered as the widest suspension bridge in the world on the Guinness World Records.

At the same time, President Sisi inaugurated a number of projects via video conference.

The projects include "Martyr Ahmed Hafez Shousha Bridge" that was built by Al Saada Group LLC and "Martyr Ahmed Abul Naga Bridge" that was constructed by El Salam International for Construction and Trade.

President Sisi also opened the extension project of El-Moshir Tantawy Axis, built by the Military Engineering Department.

Sisi also inaugurated "Al-Shahid Axis", which was constructed by Orascom Construction.

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.

A documentary film produced by the Armed Forces Morale Affairs Department was screened to expound the stages of building Rod el Farag Axis Bridge, which was implemented by the Armed Forces Engineering Authority in tandem with a number of national companies.

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

The total length of the Rod el Farag Axis Bridge is 16.7 kilometers divided into five bridges that connect a number of areas. The longest of these bridges is Shobra 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 densities 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.

The project starts from Tere’t al-Ismailia Street then passes through Shubra al-Mazalat area to the west of the Ring Road in the direction of Alexandria Desert Road. It is the first huge suspension bridge implemented in Egypt.

Up to 4,000 engineers, technicians, and workers constructed the bridge.

Activities

President Sisi attends inauguration of Rod el Farag Axis Bridge

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi had a photo opportunity with workers of Rod el Farag Axis Bridge during the inauguration of the world's longest flyover. More

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Rod el Farag Axis and Tahya Misr Bridge, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted that Egypt is seeking to carry out public projects in the shortest time possible to save money and effort. More

Regional Director for the Guinness World Records in the Middle East and North Africa region Talal Omar handed over the Guinness World Records certificate on Rod al Farag Axis Bridge to Mohamed Mohsen Salah, President and CEO of Arab Contractors company. More

During a joint press conference with Arab Contractors Company Board Chairman Mohamed Mohsen Salah, Regional Director for the Guinness World Records in the Middle East and North Africa region Talal Omar hailed the Rod el Farag Axis Bridge as one of the greatest achievements in Egypt for human element. More


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