April 17, 2022

Prime Minister inspects Grand Egyptian Museum Metro Station

After his visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum to follow up the implementation status, the Prime Minister Dr. Moustafa Madbouli was accompanied by Major Gen. Mahmoud Shaarawi - Minister of Local Development, Dr. Assem El Gazzar – Minister of Housing, Major Gen. Ahmed Rashed - Giza Governor, and Dr. Essam Waly - Chairman of the National Authority for Tunnels were following up the implementation status of the Grand Egyptian Museum metro station. The Prime Minister asserted the need to intensify the work of the various stations under construction within Cairo Metro Line 4, in a way that contributes to the speed of their entry into service, noting that with the completion of the work of these stations, a qualitative shift will occur in the means of mass transportation, as distinctive mass transportation services will be provided to this vital area and linking it to the regions of Greater Cairo Region. The Prime Minister added that the government is currently working on implementing several mass transit projects that aim to provide advanced and distinctive transportation services to citizens, thus contributing to the ease and facilitation of their movement; noting that among these projects are the Monorail and LRT, in addition to the expansion of establishing metro lines, to increase connectivity between the various regions of Greater Cairo. The Prime Minister listened to an explanation from Dr. Essam Wali - Chairman of the National Authority for Tunnels, about the completion rates at the Grand Egyptian Museum station, which comes within the stations of Cairo Metro Line4 phase 1. It is 42 km long and has 38 stations. He declared that the implementation work of the line is divided into 2 phases: the first phase includes 17 stations starting from Hadayek El Ashgar station to Al-Fustat station over 19 kilometers; while the second phase extends from Al-Fustat station to New Cairo station with a length of 23 km and 21 stations. He added that it is expected to serve about 2 million commuters on a daily basis. It will connect the governorates of Cairo, Giza and 6 of October, the first phase will facilitate the exchange of passenger transport service with metro line 2 at Giza station, with line 1 at El Malek El Saleh station, and will connect with New Cairo by the implementation of phase 2.