CAIRO - 30 January 2019: Egypt's strategy for Sustainable Development, or Vision 2030, is the road-map that will shape the future to which the country aspires. As part of the 2030 Vision, the state has executed infrastructure and mega projects to serve the public and investors. Below are the main projects completed in 2018, as well as others slated for 2019.
Nine pedestrian bridges, 15 full-scale bridges and two tunnels at a cost of L.E. 3.9 billion will be built in 6th of October City. L.E.1.6 billion is allocated to the maintenance of internal roads in the suburban district.
By March 2019, roads worth L.E 4 billion will be accomplished in New Cairo. The projects include the Obour Axis, the second phase of Gamal Abdel Naser Axis, and the second phase facilities of the Dar Misr and Sakan Misr housing projects.
Other projects slated for the first half of 2019 include the Kalabsh Axis over the Nile River in Aswan, the Adly Mansour Bridge in Beni Suef governorate, and the Rawd al-Farag Axis.
The fourth phase of the National Roads Project will kick off by mid-2019. One of the main projects to be executed within that phase is a 37-kilometer road east of the Delta at a cost of L.E.1.6 billion. The road will connect the Regional Axis at Zagazig and the International Coastal road passing through Senblawin and Gamassa. In 2019, the introduction of a smart road surveillance system will start.
Water Resources and Irrigation Project
New Asyut Barrage and its hydro-power plant began operations, and a bridge was built over it at a total cost of L.E. 6 billion. The hydro-power plant plant consists of four units, the capacity of each being eight megawatts. The average amount of energy produced per annum is 240 million kilowatts hour.
FILE - Dam in Dahab
Four wells were dug up in Farafra.
Nine auxiliary wells were dug up in the Western Desert’s Kharga costing L.E. 10.3 million.
Another 10 were dug up at the nearby Dakhlah costing L.E.14.2 million.
Water projects executed south of the Western Desert are worth LE164 million, with a portfolio that includes switching to solar energy for wells operation and the introduction of PVC pipes.
The number of wells operated by solar energy in Farafra and Dakhla is 33 and 25 respectively.
FILE - Housing Project
Over 120,000 residential units will be accomplished by March 2019 in 6 of October City, Badr City, 15 of May City, Al Obour City, and the 10 of Ramadan City.
Water and Sewage
Forty drinking water projects were accomplished with a capacity of 1.5 million cubic meters at a budget of LE5.2 billion. 174 sewage projects were completed. 141 were carried out in rural areas at a cost of LE3.5 billion. 33 were executed in urban areas, with a budget of LE4.9 billion.
FILE - Water Plant
The second phases of a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 150,000 cubic meters per day and a water treatment plant with a capacity of 400,000 cubic meters per day will soon launch in 6th of October City.
By mid-2019, completed water projects in Giza will pump 430,000 cubic meters per day. Three water treatment plants will be completed in Sharkeya, in addition to 18 pumping stations, a water supply network at a length of 191 kilometers and a sewage network extending to 51.1 kilometers.
By mid-2019, new railway lines, railcars, and an automatic railway system will be introduced. This is in addition to the development of maintenance workshops.
FILE - VIP Train
The development of the metro first line will start, costing €360 million. The works include the renovation of the signaling, wireless communication, electricity, electro-mechanical systems, and the introduction of new air-conditioned cars.
Agriculture and Farming
FILE - President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inspecting greenhouses project in Mohamed Naguib Military Base. December, 2018
100 high and medium technology greenhouses were built and cultivated over 6,000 feddans in the Mohamed Naguib Military Base.
16 net houses were set up and cultivated, each covering 12 feddans.
186 traditional greenhouses were built and cultivated, the size of each amounting to 1.2 feddans.
1,000 greenhouses were built, each stretching over three feddans, and preparations for cultivating them have begun.
Starting April 2019, the cultivation of 12,500 feddans over 2,350 greenhouses in southern Abou Soltan will begin.
529 greenhouses stretching over 100 feddans in Al Qantarah Sharq will be cultivated.
The Ministry of Agriculture will set up joint farms in Tanzania, Senegal, Zambia and Burkina Faso, and a joint factory farm in Uganda. There also may be a partnership with the private sector in Sudan to produce silage seeds.
62 electricity projects were accomplished at a budget of L.E.15.02 billion.
Those include 50 power stations, networks’ paths of 2,133 kilometers, isolation of 1,629 electrical conductors, the substitution of 78 kilometers of overhead transmission cables with underground ones, as well as the installation of 2,000 smart electricity meters and 495,000 prepaid meters.
Overhead transmission cables now extend over 4,000 kilometers compared to 2,000 in 2014.
FILE - Overhead transmission cables
Overhead transmission cables will extend over 6,000 kilometers in total.
The electricity linkage project with Saudi Arabia will start, and the electricity linkage project with Sudan may take place.