February 2, 2020

The Minister of Transport toured Cairo Metro Line 3 - Phase 4 and LRT

On Saturday 1st February 2020, Lieutenant General Kamel El Wazir – the Minister of Transport was in inspection tour to follow up the implementation works of Cairo Metro Line 3 – Phase 4 and the Light Rail Transit “LRT” (El Salam/New Administrative Capital/10th of Ramadan). The tour started with the inspection of El Nozha Station of Cairo Metro Line 3 – Phase 4. Then the Minister was riding a test locomotive on the track from El Nozha Station to inspect the other stations of Phase 4 (Hisham Barakat –Omar ibn El Khatab – Qebaa – Haykesteb – Adly Mansour interchange station which is considered a model for Multimodal Transport). He reviewed the implementation rate of each station with the Chairman and officials of the National Authority for Tunnels, Eng. Mohsen Salah – CEO and Chairman of the Arab Contractors Company, Eng. Eman Soliman - AC Board Member, Eng. Osama Moustafa – Manager of JV of the Arab Contractors Company and Orascom Construction , Eng. Ahmed Shawki – Commercial Manager of the JV, Eng. Hassan Moustafa – Manager of Bridges and Specialized Structures Department and Eng. Abdel Hay Badawy – Project Manager. The Minister gave his directions that the work should be around the clock to complete the 6 stations and finalizing the tests of the operating and control systems to open the stations for the passengers on 25th April 2020; in conjunction with the laying of the foundation stone of the Light Rail Transit “LRT” (El Salam/New Administrative Capital/10th of Ramadan). He pointed out that the implementation of the metro projects has a great importance as one of the main important solutions to ease traffic and facilitate the transportation of the citizens especially in the light of the great concern of the Egyptian government to develop and maximize the mass transit system. Then the Minister of Transport toured the stations and the bridge of the project from Adly Mansour to the New Administrative Capital. He met with the engineers and technicians and emphasized on the importance that all works should be implemented according to the highest quality standards due to the great importance of the project.