Location: Ismailia Governorate Project’s Cost: 20.417 Billion EGP. Owner: Suez Canal Authority - The Egyptian Government Duration: 354 Days Project Objective: Reduction of ship-crossing time through the canal to achieve more profitability. Project description Construction of the New Suez Canal from quantum 60 to quantum 95 (canal numbering) in addition to expanding and deepening of the great lake’s branches and El-Ballah branch with a total length of 37 Kilometers (total project length is 72 Kilometers). Project’s Idea Digging a new parallel canal to maximize utilization of the canal and its current branches with the aim of achieving the greatest percentage of duplication of ships' crossing in both directions without stopping in waiting stations across the canal, which reduces the transit time for the passing ships, and to increase capacity for passage of ships, in the light of the expected growth in the magnitude of global trade in the future. It is also associated with the Suez Canal region development project, raising the degree of confidence in the canal as the best international shipping corridor and reducing the possibility of thinking about alternative competitive channels in the world and the region, it also raises the degree of confidence in Egypt's willingness to succeed in the Suez Canal Axis development project. A...
Written by: Ali Dagher Within the framework of the project to support planning and development management in Greater Cairo, and based on the special assignments to prepare a plan for the development of the southern entrance area of the city of Giza as it is the main gate to the city, a development plan is being prepared, which main objectives are to link and integrate major development projects and raise the value and efficiency of land use in addition to establishing a comprehensive collective transport center in El-Moneeb area to solve the problem of the transportation system and random parking, as well as establishing administrative and service centers that meet the citizens needs. And based on the meeting held on August, 25th. 2020, at the headquarters of the New Urban Communities Authority headed by the Minister of Housing, General. Governor of Giza, the Chairman of the Authority’s Board of Directors, Vice President of the Urban Development Authority, the Advisor to the Minister of Housing for Roads and Transportation, and representatives of the governorate and consultants, in which the development of El-Monib Square was discussed, and the meeting ended with the directives of Dr. Eng. Minister of Housing, to prepare a plan to fully develop the southern entrance area of the city of Giza. Several coordination meetings were also held at the headquarters of the General Organization for Urban Planning, headed by the Chairma...
Within the framework of the state's policy to develop the existing Egyptian urbanization, Dr. Assem El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, held a meeting with a number of consultancy bureaus to review the proposed alternatives to develop a number of unplanned areas in the governorates of Cairo and Giza. He stressed that the development of unplanned areas will begin in the governorates of Cairo and Giza, provided that this experience will be spread across the country, in implementation of the state's plans that aimed at controlling and developing the existing urbanization. He also pointed out that the work of developing unplanned areas includes opening traffic axes, raising the efficiency of infrastructure networks, implementing various service projects, and re-planning those areas in a way that increases the efficiency of urbanization.
Egypt’s Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir held a meeting with Mr. Masaki Noke, Ambassador of Japan in Cairo, to discuss cooperation in overhauling and maintenance of 35 Cairo subway second-line trains which were supplied by Japanese company Mitsubishi since 1996. The two sides discussed the latest developments in the technical offer submitted by the Japanese company Mitsubishi to implement the manufacturing and supply of mobile units, CP 412 for the first phase of the fourth line of the metro. Wazir emphasized the importance of developing and maintaining these trains as it would increase their efficiency, especially with the addition of air-conditioning. He added that cooperating with the National Egyptian Company for Railroad Industries is an essential part of this project, and that intensive meetings will be required between the National Tunnels Authority, NERIC and Mitsubishi to come up with the best plan for their development in a speedily manner. The Transport Ministry places great importance in developing the first and second lines of the subway, he said, alongside updating the current fleets in parallel with finalizing the subway network lines according to the latest technologies. Noting the depth of Egyptian-Japanese relations, Wazir pointed out the fruitful cooperation between both sides in multiple fields – particularly transportation and metro projects.