Egypt to begin Cairo Metro Line 4 in 2015
Cairo, June 4, 2014
Egypt is set to start the first phase of Cairo’s underground fourth line project within the fiscal year 2015-16, said a report.
The Cairo Metro Line 4 will run from Haram district reaching the New Cairo district connecting Greater Cairo from west to east, said the Amwal Alghad report.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) will contribute $1.2 billion to the project, while the Egyptian government will cover a sum of $2.4 billion, Ismail El-Nagdy, chairman of the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), was quoted as saying.
The project will run from El-Malek El-Saleh Station (Interchange with Line 1) to the October-Oasis Highway Station with a total length of 18 km, passing through Giza Railway Station (Interchange with Line 2), said the report.
El-Nagdy also stated that Japan's government has expressed interest to finance the second phase of Cairo Metro Line 4 and is currently in talks with the Egyptian counterparts over making $1.2 billion contribution to the second phase project as well, it added.