As line 3 of the Cairo metro enters the finalization phase, the Egyptian government is taking steps to continue the extension of this important network for mobility in the capital.
The Egyptian state is conducting negotiations with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to contribute to the financing of the 2nd phase of line 4 of the Cairo metro, according to a press release from the Ministry of Transport dated September 29.
Phase 2, which covers 23.5 km of railway, is indeed the next stage after the 1st phase already financed by JICA and whose work was awarded in November 2020 to the Egyptian company Orascom Construction and the Japanese company Mitsubishi. Corporation.
Line 4 of the Cairo metro, planned to go from the pyramids of Giza to the city of Nasr from the southwest to the east, should become the main axis of tourist transport in Egypt. A 5th and a 6th line should complete the network of 42 km of railways which will be created after the current works.
In service since September 1987, the Cairo metro has undergone several extensions motivated by the mobility challenges generated by the growth of the population, which is currently estimated at nearly 20 million inhabitants.