VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Egypt’s Orascom Construction and Arabco Contractors have been awarded a €1.1 billion contract to deliver the third phase of Cairo Metro’s Line 3.
Phase 3 of the line includes 17.7 kilometres of new railway, 15 stations – a combination of underground, at-grade and elevated stations – and the construction of a new rail tunnel beneath the Nile.
The project will create 5,000 jobs, according to Bouygues, and will involve more than 600 French suppliers and subcontractors.
The joint venture has already delivered previous phases of the line and is currently involved on Phase 4a, due to be completed in 2018, which will extend the line east of the city.
The contract was signed on April 17 in the presence of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and French President François Hollande.