Safaga-Marsa Alam road project costs 1.5 bln Egyptian pounds
Egypt’s Minister of Transport Hisham Arafat said work on doubling Safaga road in the direction Marsa Alam for a length of 195km is going on according to schedule at a cost totalling 1.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($83.8 million).
In statements on Sunday, Arafat said the project aims at easing traffic to tourist development areas and limiting the occurrence of accidents on the road.
The project comes as part of of a comprehensive plan to double the directions of roads along the Red Sea coast, the minister said, adding that the third phase of the national road project carried out by Ministry of Transport would cost 17 billion pounds.
The project aims to double around 1,000 km of roads leading to the Red Sea coast.
The third phase also comprises the development of Cairo-Assiut road and Assiut-Sohag road/Suez tunnel road as well as establishing a centre for the service of trucks on Cairo/Suez road, added the minister.
The project of doubling Safaga-Marsa Alam will be completed within the second half of 2019.