Kuwaiti EMAC contracts to execute road flagships in Egypt’s new capital

The company delivers Shubra-Benha highway road at end-2017

EMAC Contracting, an affiliate of Kuwait’s Al Kharafi and Sons Group, says it has signed three contracts to execute a number of road flagships in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, 40km (24.8 miles) east of Cairo.

These projects are estimated at 369 million Egyptian pounds ($20.8 million), EMAC’s chief executive Samir Fathy said Tuesday, elaborating that his company is currently carrying out the works.

“The road works will be implemented within one-year timeframe,” Fathy clarified.

Moreover, the official referred that EMAC has participated in executing a bunch of major projects, including Shubra-Benha highway road, at a cost worth more than one billion pounds.

“We have captured the lion’s share of the project (Shubra-Benha highway road),” Fathy stated, adding that EMAC delivered this project at the end of 2017.

As for the new capital, the under-construction city is part of the Egyptian government’s scheme to expand urban areas to deal with the country’s rapid population growth and improve the nation’s infrastructure.

The city will feature 1,250 mosques and churches, a 5,000-seat conference center, nearly 2,000 schools and colleges, over 600 medical facilities and a park that is projected to be the world’s largest.