President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi paid on Monday an inspection visit to the Rud al-Faraj axis and the Sphinx International Airport (SPX) located on the western side of Cairo.
Presidential spokesman, Ambassador Bassam Rady, said that the President’s tour to Rud Al Faraj axis comes within the framework of following-up the implementation works of the axis, which considers one of the most important development axes in the Greater Cairo area.
The axis will link the areas located in northern and eastern Cairo with western areas in Cairo in order to facilitate the transit time of vehicles and citizens.
The President has inspected the implementation of the second phase of the axis, 85% of which has been completed so far.
El-Sisi also inspected the implementation works of ‘Eastern Tahya Misr Bridge’ across the Nile River, eastern Al Warraq Island.
The implementation of the bridge comes within the second phase of the Rud al-Faraj axis project, which considered the widest suspension bridge in the world. the suspension bridge is designed and being implemented by Egyptian companies.
The Spokesman added that the President also conducted an inspection visit to the Sphinx International Airport, west of Cairo, which is expected to receive 300 passengers per hour to reduce the pressure on Cairo International Airport which is located on the eastern outskirts of the capital.
The Sphinx International Airport will be the perfect starting point for any tourist who wants to visit Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Grand Egyptian Museum as they are all is located in the west of Cairo on the Cairo – Alexandria desert road.
The construction of the Sphinx International Airport is being carried out by the Egyptian Consultancy Company and is costing around EGP 300 million.
During the visit, President El-Sisi praised the efforts excreted to complete the implementation of the airport on scheduled time. He stressed the importance of these projects in pushing forward the development process and the state’s national plan to develop roads and bridges network.