Egypt’s housing minister has announced that six Egyptian and global alliances of construction companies have applied for the financing and implementation of the Rod El Farag highway, according to a press release from the Egyptian housing ministry.
Ahmed El-Maghrabi, minister of housing, utilities and urban development, said that offers have been submitted from international companies from Austria, France, Malaysia, Portugal, Korea and Greece, in addition to large Egyptian contracting companies.
El-Maghrabi said that the documents submitted by each company will be evaluated, then a shortlist of accepted companies will be announced within 15 days and finally the bidding documents will be distributed so that the companies can submit their technical and financial offers.
The minister added that the financing, implementation and operation of the highway will take place according to international standards in this area, with four-lane traffic in each direction, in addition to a fifth lane dedicated to buses.
The highway will also contain several services including six bus stations, police stations, ambulance & fire stations and car service stations. In addition, two bridges will be constructed over the River Nile as well as 45 other small bridges.