500km maintained in one year with cost of $146mn: Egypt’s Roads Authority

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Egyptian General Authority for Roads, Bridges, and Land Transport (GARBLT) finished maintenance works at 500km of the old road network with the cost of 1.3 billion Egyptian pounds (US$146.3 million).

GARBLT Chairperson Adel Tork stated Monday that the maintenance works have been finished during one year.

This comes among GARBLT’s plan to upgrade old roads’ efficiency, the official clarified.

The authority established eight bridges among its plan to boost efficiency of existent roads in different governorates with total cost estimated at 1.4 billion pounds, Tork said, adding that GARBLT cooperated with public contracting firms in carrying out upgrading and maintenance works.

GARBLT is charged with rehabilitating old roads in addition to establishing 3,400km of new roads, the head pointed out.