Cairo Metro is one of Egypt's largest projects.
Cairo Metro is one of Egypt's largest projects.

Phase 3 of Cairo Metro line to cost $5.8bn

Egypt’s Minister of Transportation, Kamel El-Wazir, revealed that the construction cost of Cairo Metro Line 3’s third phase was $5.8bn, adding that 20 percent of the line, spanning 17.7km across Cairo, was complete.

The minister made these announcements in the presence of Egypt's Prime Minister Dr Moustafa Madbouly, who was in attendance at a ceremony marking the arrival of a deep drilling machine at the Gamal Abdel Nasser Metro station for Line 3's third phase.

Phase 3 of Line 3 is divided into three parts, the first of which spans from Al-Attaba to Al Kit Kat across 4km, with the Naser, Maspero, Zamalek, and Al Kit Kat stations.

This part of the third phase will be inaugurated in December 2021.

Part 2 of Phase 3 spans 6km from Al Kit Kat to Rod El Farag, with six stations on the route and a planned inauguration date of June 2022.

The final part of Line 3's Phase 3 spans 7.1km from Al Kit Kat station to Cairo University, and will include five stations, set to open in April 2023.

Cairo Metro's Heliopolis station will open in October 2019, and the completion of its fourth phase is expected in April 2020 , according to a statement by the Egyptian Cabinet.