The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) approved the report of the technical and financial evaluation committee, affiliated with the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) with regard to the limited international tender qualification set to construct the first phase of Cairo metro’s fourth line.
JICA has sent a letter to NAT, of which Daily News Egypt obtained a copy, expressing its approval of the four companies chosen to enter the final tender of the implementation of the project. The qualified offers include three alliances and a single company.
According to the letter, the qualified offers are MITSUI & CO LTD, Hitachi Sumitomo, Marubeni Corporation, and Mitsubishi / Orascom Corporation.
The NAT has contracted with an Egyptian-Japanese coalition to carry out advisory works during the implementation of the first phase of the new fourth line of the metro (Haram Line). The winning coalition is formed of five companies: Nippon Quoi, Nippon Civic, Oriental Consultants, ACE, and EHAF. Total costs of implementing advisory and supervision works are estimated at EGP 976m.
The NAT plans to establish six new metro lines which will be completed by 2032 with the aim of connecting all parts of Greater Cairo. Implementation of the fourth line began in January.
Some parts of Haram Street will be closed for three years until 2019, in order to complete the facilities and change the current path of traffic along the future route of the metro line. The fourth line extends from Al-Malek Al-Saleh to 6th of October City, passing 18km underground via Giza Square, Haram Street, and the Grand Museum.
The metro is the daily commute of nearly four million passengers on its two main lines, El-Marg-Helwan and Mounib-Shoubra, and on the completed part of the third line, Attaba-Al-Ahram, which consists of nine stations.