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Egypt’s Sisi Vows to Implement Infrastructure Development Plan

Egypt’s Sisi Vows to Implement Infrastructure Development Plan

Monday, 10 September, 2018 - 11:30
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. (Reuters)
Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi pledged to implement his plan to develop infrastructure, promising citizens that they will see a new Egypt in 2020.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of several roads, bridges, and the axis of Upper Nile on Sunday, he pointed out that the coming period will witness several openings of other projects, which confirm “the country is on the right track”.

The projects were executed in collaboration with the Armed Forces Engineering Authority and they constitute the final stage of the regional ring road north-west arch.

During the inauguration, Minister of Transportation Hisham Arafat gave a detailed presentation on all of the implemented projects under the National Roads Project and worth EGP 32 billion. He added that the total cost of projects inaugurated by Sisi is EGP 7 billion.

After inspecting the projects, Sisi called for the formation of a committee of several ministries and bodies to review the country’s old road network and present a report on its condition within a month or so.

The president said that the committee must inform officials of the cost for developing the old roads to improve living conditions.

Sisi also called on the committee to "review the bridges over 10 years of age and to ensure the level of efficiency, maintenance and safety."

"I promise that on June 30, 2020, we will provide you with a state that is different from what it was, and this is possible with your efforts, the effort of the Egyptians and the government, because no one can work alone," he said.

Meanwhile, several members of the Egyptian parliament stressed the importance of the projects inaugurated by Sisi.

Head of parliament's Youth and Sports Parliamentary Committee, Farag Amer, said that these projects will have positive effects on the investment and trade in Egypt and the world.

Chairman of the Human Rights Parliamentary Committee Alaa Abed, noted that Sisi managed to achieve in less than five years more than what has been achieved in the past 50 years.

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