What about your first monorail?
Egypt’s Deputy Minister of Transportation, Amr Shaat, has announced that the ministry is working towards building a monorail in Egypt for the first time. Shaat said that a joint committee has been formed by the ministries of transportation and housing to initiate bidding on the project.
The project is meant to link the cities of 6th of October and Sheikh Zayed with the capacity to transport 1 million commuters daily. According to the State Information Service, the monorail travels on a concrete bridge, and its first phase extends to 35 Kilometres, and it can cross that distance in 35 minutes. The line will also have 10 stops between both cities.
According to El Watan, the Minister also announced planning for another monorail in the New Administrative Capital, which extends 52 kilometres long. Both projects are said to cost EGP 18 Billion. They will also link both suburbs to Cairo's metro network through its third phase.
The acting president of the National Authority for Tunnels announced that 6 international entities have expressed interest in the project, following: “the companies will present their bids during next week, and the bids will be discussed and presented to the concerned executive body afterwards.”
Main image from Cement Egypt.