Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday (November 7th) inspected the construction site of a new road that will provide better access to South Sinai’s Sharm el-Sheikh, Ahram Online reported.
According to presidency spokesman Bassam Rady, al-Sisi inspected construction of the "Tunnel-Sharm el-Sheikh Road", which spans over 342 kilometres, with three lanes in each direction.
In statements to the media in June, South Sinai governor Khaled Fouda said the road is a major project that is expected to revive tourism and development activity.
The road is being constructed at a total cost of 3.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($195.5 million), he said.
It begins in the northern Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel and extends to Sharm el-Sheikh.
Fouda said the road will be inaugurated at the end of December.
Egypt has been working on upgrading tunnels and roads as part of its development plan for commercial and civilian access, as well as access to newly established development zones.