The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) assigned implementation of the rail work for Metro Line 3 to the ETF-ORC-TSO association. This came after NAT accepted the financial bid submitted by the association over that of the French company Colas Rail, according to an official from Egypt Post.
The source said the financial offer made by the ETF-ORC-TSO association reached EGP 762m. The offer includes the development of the Rod El Farag station and supply of coupling rods for that phase.
NAT had accepted two technical offers for the tender to implement rail works for Metro Line 3.
The technical proposal submitted by the ETF-ORC-TSO association received 93% in the technical evaluation, while the technical proposal submitted by the French company Colas Rail received 93.7%.
NAT’s joint committee and the project’s consultant, Transurb, decided that company proposals should receive a minimum of 80% in the technical evaluation to qualify for the financial decision stage.
NAT’s plan is to implement six new subway lines by 2032 to link Greater Cairo and all its suburbs. However, NAT is seeking to speed up the rate of work in the new lines to finish them by 2022, 10 years before the scheduled time.
The implementation of the metro’s fourth line began in January. The working plan includes closing parts of Haram Street for three consecutive years, until 2019, in order to move facilities and change traffic paths in the area. This line will start from El-Malek El-Saleh Street and will reach the beginning of 6th of October City, passing by Giza Square, Haram Street, and the Grand Egyptian Museum: 18km in length underground. NAT will implement new 55km length projects including metro tunnels in the next three years.
The metro transports more than 4 million passengers a day in both of its major lines: El-Marg-Helwan and Moneeb-Shubra, in addition to the finished part of the third line, Attaba–Al-Ahram.