Egypt completes 97% of Suez desert road: official

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Egyptian General Authority for Roads, Bridges & Land Transport announced that the progress rate in Suez desert road registers  97 percent of the total volume of works executed during the current period, the authority chief Adel al-Turk said Sunday.

The project is considered to be one of the biggest projects within the new national roads network, noting that the work progress rate has exceeded 90 percent, Al-Turk added.

In addition, it is implemented by four big construction firms under the supervision of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority. It includes industrial works and seven new bridges to ease the traffic.

The last phase of the current works on the road is with total length of 70 kilo meters between Suez desert road and the regional ring road, he added.