The first phase of Line 3 of the Cairo metro was opened earlier this week.
The €235 million Phase 1 civil engineering contract covered construction of a 4.2 km tunnel section and five stations.
The project was built by a consortium, led by VINCI Construction Grands Projets, comprising Bouygues Travaux Publics, Orascom and Arab Contractors.
Once completed, Line 3 will cross the Egyptian capital from east to west, from the airport to the districts west of the Nile.
The development of the Cairo metro system is part of a large-scale plan aimed at serving the transport needs of the Greater Cairo area up to 2022.