On the evening of the 5th local time, the Egyptian presidential palace issued a statement saying that in order to expand employment and improve local traffic safety conditions, Egyptian President Sisi has ordered the establishment of service centers on the country’s main road network as part of the country’s national highway construction project, aiming to expand the scope of land development on both sides of the road.
According to Egyptian media reports, Sisi launched the Egyptian National Highway Construction Project in 2014, planning to complete the construction or renovation of about 7,000 kilometers of highways. At present, more than 5,000 kilometers of roads have been completed, and the rest are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
In 2019, the number of traffic accidents in Egypt nationwide was 14,403, down about 30 percent from 9,992 in 2014, according to data previously released by the Central Public Mobilization and Statistics Bureau of Egypt.
In the 2019 Global Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum, Egypt ranked 28th in the world in terms of road infrastructure quality, a significant improvement from the 118th place in 2014.