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Egypt finalises 400-km Regional Ring Road: Transport Ministry

Egypt’s Ministry of Transportation announced on Sunday the completion of the 400-km Regional Ring Road which connects seven governorates; Ismailia, Suez, Sharkeya, Qaliobya, Monofya, Giza, and Fayom with the Cairo governorate.

Head of General Authority of Roads, Bridges and Land Transportation (GARBLT) Adel Turk said that the road connects the seven governorates’ highways with the main entrances of Cairo, adding that the road was implemented according to the global specifications.

Turk said that the Traffic Administration would prevent lorries loaded with five-ton-cargo or above from entering Cairo, following the opening of the regional road. Lorries carrying four-ton cargo or less only would be allowed to go through Cairo.

According to the GARBLT’s statistics, the government will gain profits not less than LE1 billion from the Regional Road. The statistics added that the government also will gain LE480 million from Shobra/Banha Free road.

The road will help in increasing the trade movement between Upper Egypt, Delta and Suez Canal governorates and reducing traffic jams on the main road in Greater Cairo and the Ring Road.

Source:  Al-Masry Al-Youm

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