Kuwaiti EMAC to deliver road flagships in New Cairo early 2019

EMAC Contracting, an affiliate to Kuwait’s Al Kharafi and Sons Group, says it plans to complete delivering two road flagships in New Cairo by early 2019, at a cost totalling 300 million Egyptian pounds ($16.8 million).

As for the first project, EMAC’s chief executive Samir Fathy said Monday that Mohammed bin Zayed Axis aims to connect the counrtry’s New Administrative Capital to New Cairo, at a length of 14km and cost of 150 million pounds.

The new road will be divided into a northern part extending over 12km and a southern part with the same length. Its width is expected to be 124 meters.

Part of bin Zayed is a bridge, which passes through the regional ring road to connect the northern part to the southern one. The length of the northern part is 160 meters and 74 meters wide, while the southern part is 160 meters long and 67 meters wide.

The axis’ road works include implementing interconnections with diameters of 2,500 mm and electricity and communication interconnections with diameters of diameters of 110 mm, besides 9 tunnels in the southern and northern parts to facilitate passage between the two capital districts.

As for the second project, Fathy further added that it will include the expansion works of Street 90 in New Cairo, at a cost estimated at 150 million pounds.

“The two flagships are set to be completely handed over at the beginning of 2019,” he noted.

Moreover, the official clarified that his company has signed three contracts to execute a bunch of new road projects in the new capital within the current period, at a cost worth around 370 million pounds.

“The company’s scheme aims to expand into the local market and compete for major infrastructure projects, which are set to encompass the establishment of roads and sewage stations as well as the state’s transport flagships,” Fathy said.

Located 45km (28 miles) east of Cairo, the under-construction new city is part of the Egyptian government’s plan 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.