August 14, 2010

Inauguration of Saft El Labn Viaduct

On Saturday 14th August 2010, President Mubarak inaugurated Saft El Labn Viaduct which is one of the vital veins linking between Cairo and Giza. It is contributing to decreasing the traffic jam in Greater Cairo. In the presence of Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif, General Mohammed Hussein Tantawi - Minister of Defence and Military Production, Eng. Ahmed El Maghrabi – Minister of Housing, Utilities & Urban Development, General Mohammed Abdul Salam Al Mahgoub - Minister of State for Local Development, Eng. Alaa Fahmi - Minister of Transport, Dr. Hassan Younis – Minister of Electricity, Mr. Anas Al Feqi – Minister of Information, Eng. Sayed Abdel Aziz – Giza Governor, Dr. Abdel Azim Wazer – Cairo Governor and Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab – President and CEO of the Arab Contractors Company.

In an honorable gesture, President Mubarak shake hands with Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab – President and CEO of the Arab Contractors Company, General Mahmoud Meghawri - President of the Central Agency for Reconstruction, Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Muharram – the Project Consultant and a number of engineers, technicians and workers to praise the company exhorted efforts in executing the project in a record time.

Eng. Ahmed El Maghrabi in his commentary to President Mubarak explained that the scope of work of Saft El Labn Viaduct is to serve the western entrances of Greater Cairo, the new viaduct linking Tharwat Bridge and Sudan Street with the Ring Road through 4.5km concrete bridge one level. the bridge in some areas have two levels to reduce traffic density on 26 July viaduct, decrypt traffic jams to Lebanon Square and the creation of a traffic viaduct convey the movement of the main viaducts network of Salah Salem highway to the Ring Road.

It includes 3-lane in each direction will enable the residents of Cairo University, Giza Square, Agouza and Mohandseen to go directly to the ring road and on to new cities in 6th of October, Sheikh Zayed , the Cairo - Alexandria desert road and Assiut western road (Cairo - Fayoum), which will reduce the travel time to 40 minutes, consequently will reduce the fuel consumption, decrease the environmental pollution and savings in operating economics.

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