CAIRO, 2 February 2021 – Egypt is planning to link nine African countries with the largest land road in Africa, the country’s transport ministry said Monday.

The road is part of a major infrastructure plan that will include express electric railway systems and dry ports.

Ground Breaking for Cairo to Cape Highway - African Development Bank

Ground Breaking for Cairo to Cape Highway – African Development Bank

Trans-African Highway Network - Photo World Reviews

Trans-African Highway Network – Photo World Reviews

The infrastructure will establish 13 ports and a logistical center.

Cairo to Cape Highway - Source Wikiwand

Cairo to Cape Highway – Source Wikiwand

Egypt’s plan is to create a road from Salloum to Benghazi linking, according to explanations provided before parliament by the country’s minister of transport, Kamel Al-Wazir.

“There was coordination with Chad regarding whether the route passes from Sudan or Libya, and we settled on starting from Libya, then Chad and then Congo,” Al-Wazir.

The infrastructure project – road, rail and ports – will facilitate internal and external movement and trade, and help prevent the accumulation of goods and containers in sea ports.

A total of 35 projects are planned at a total cost of $951,000 (15 billion Egyptian pounds.

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