VINCI and Bouygues Construction have signed a further contract for the construction of the Cairo metro

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EGYPT: The joint venture led by VINCI Construction Grands Projets, alongside Bouygues Construction’s subsidiary Bouygues Travaux Publics and their Egyptian partners Orascom Construction and Arabco Contractors, has won the Phase 3 contract for Line 3 of the Cairo metro.

The new €1.1 billion, 67-month contract, awarded by the National Authority for Tunnels, covers civil engineering for Phase 3 of Line 3, including 17.7 km of new line and 15 stations (eight underground, five elevated and two at ground level).

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The works will require construction of a new tunnel under the Nile. Once completed, Line 3 will increase the overall length of the Cairo metro system to 100 km and serve five million passengers daily.

Work will start in the residential and administrative parts of the capital, including Zamalek Island, and end in the city’s densely populated and highly urbanised northern and southern districts. The project will generate about 5,000 jobs and continue the longstanding French-Egyptian cooperation in underground works.

In addition, the joint venture is also working on Phase 4a of Line 3, which will extend the system towards the eastern part of the city. The contract was signed in February 2015 and handover is set for the end of 2018.

In the last phase of the project, the Line 3 will reach the Cairo International Airport.

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