President Abdel Fattah El Sisi toured Monday morning Rod el Farag axis and Sphinx International Airport in west of Cairo.
President’s Sisi inspection tour of the new projects falls within the framework of following up work progress of the axis, a venture that is considered one of the most important development axes in Greater Cairo as it links areas from northern and eastern Cairo with its west, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
The axis aims to facilitate traffic and transportation of citizens and reduce the travel time. It will be parallel to July 26 axis, a move that is expected to help solving traffic jam, the spokesman added.
The president inspected implementation of the second phase of the axis, of which 85 percent have been finalized, in addition to the work progress of Tahya Misr Eastern bridge, which is considered world’s longest flyover bridge that has been carried out by fully 100 percent Egyptian companies.
Sisi as well made an inspection tour of Sphinx International Airport, that is expected to accommodate 300 passengers per hour with the aim of reducing pressure on Cairo International Airport and areas of Central Cairo, Rady noted.
During the visit, Sisi hailed efforts of people who has worked on the implementation of these projects to cope with the state-of-the art standards, stressing the importance of abiding by the set time table, Rady pointed out.
Sisi asserted the significant importance of such projects as part of the state’s efforts aimed at pushing forward development and its national plan for upgrading its roads and bridges network, Rady further noted.