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Egypt is improving its road network with a series of construction projects, with a key project being the link from Cairo to Assiut
Egypt is prioritising road construction in a bid to boost the country’s economic development. The country is shortly commencing the third phase of its national roadway project. This will cost US$524.3 million and involves improvements to existing routes and building new roads, with a total distance of 1,154km. The 400km link from capital Cairo to Assiut will be a priority. Work on this project commenced some years ago. A new 37km link will also be built alongside the Cairo-Suez highway. Other projects being planned include the construction of the Khatatba Axis Bridge and the Benha Bridge.