Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated on Sunday the Adly Mansour station as part of the fourth phase of third line of Cairo s Metro, one of the major central stations that will connect the New Administrative Capital with all the country s cities and governorates.
The station, which is named after the country s former interim president Adly Mansour (2013-2014), includes a full-service transport complex and a commercial investment zone expanding on a total area of 15 Feddan.
It will connect five different modes of transportation countrywide: the third metro line, the electric train route, a railway station, SuperJet station, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
Work on the fourth phase of the third line began in July 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
The inauguration event was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, former interim president Adly Mansour and a number of ministers and state officials.
During the event, El-Sisi said "His Excellency the [former] president [Adly Mansour] is a great patriotic figure, whose role has always been great in one of the most difficult stages in Egypt s history."
He also thanked the government for the "great efforts" it exerted to implement all the developmental ventures in all sectors amid challenges facing the state, calling for unity to confront these challenges.
The president pointed out the sums spent to develop state sectors such as education, transport, and electricity near EGP 1 trillion.
"That means the work accomplished and funding spent is huge. That means the state is keen on developing all sectors that affect people s lives in the shortest possible time," he added.
The country does not focus its developmental projects only on the bigger governorates, he said, adding "we are working on all provinces."
The government is implementing a project to develop the facilities of the 100 neediest villages across Egypt, he stressed.
After concluding his remarks, El-Sisi asked former interim president Mansour to lay the foundation stone of the inaugurated station.
"Artery of Development"
Speaking at the inauguration event, Prime Minister Madbouly described the transport sector as "the artery of development" in the country.
"The country has suffered from an imbalance in the urban map until 2014 due to its inability to accommodate overpopulation in the past years," he said, adding that new road projects are among the most important requirements for implementing development plans.
The 2052 urban development plan, which aims to increase urban areas nationwide, will be completed within years, Madbouly explained.
Egypt has jumped 90 global positions in the road sector, now ranking 28th in the world, he said
The annual average of building new roads in the country has risen from 270 km to 1150 km annually, he added.
Meanwhile, Minister of Transportation Kamel-El-Wazir said that the government has completed 7,000 KM of new roads at a cost of EGP 175 billion.
The government is carrying out projects in the transport section at a cost of EGP 6.6 Trillion, he explained.
He added that 174 railway stations have been developed.
Minister of Transportation Kamel-El-Wazir said that the government has completed 7,000 KM of new roads at a cost of EGP 175 billion.
The government is carrying out projects in the transport section at a cost of EGP 6.6 Trillion, he said.
He added that 174 railway station have been developed.