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President Sisi directs rapidness of comprehensive development of transport sector.

  President Sisi has met yesterday with Dr. Hesham Arafat, transport minister and Dr. Mostafa Madbouli, housing minister where he directed for  rapid development of the transport sector as a whole.

 Ambassador/ Bassam Radi, presidency spokesman said that during the meeting they followed up exerted efforts for the development of roads and bridges network during the period from 2014 till 2018, in addition to upgrading plans for tunnel metro facility, railways lines and maritime and land ports all over the republic. Where transport minister has pointed out to actually implemented projects within the framework of   third stage of the national roads project with a total of 891km.  

 Arafat has also declared taken procedures for maritime transport upgrading; reviewing maritime ports developmental projects, which include Sharm ElSheikh port, in addition to upgrading logistic region for Alexandria and Damietta ports. Besides, the ministry’s undertaken measures for the development of dry and land ports all over the republic.  From his side the president has also given instructions for taking rapid steps for a comprehensive development of the transport sector as a whole and implementation of projects related to it, stressing on the necessity for taking into consideration all currently implemented transport projects being in accordance with safety and security criteria plus guarantee of operation efficiency.   

 The President also pointed out to importance of the increase in the local constituent percentage in such projects that allows for reinforcing transport industry in Egypt and increase of direct and indirect working opportunities in them.