The Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) accepted the technical offers presented by four insurance companies for marine insurance on materials, equipment and trains to be imported for the fourth phase of Cairo Metro Line 3.
According to an official in the NAT, the biding companies include Misr Insurance, Arab Misr Insurance Group, Orient Takaful Insurance Egypt and Wethaq Takaful Insurance-Egypt, adding that the authority will study the financial offers of the companies within the next days.
The official added that the NAT has signed a EGP 1.35m contract with the United Brothers for Contracting to demolish buildings obstructing the fourth phase of Cairo Metro Line 3 between Adly Mansour and Haikstep stations.
The NAT has awarded the purchase contract of 64 trains in the third and fourth phases of Cairo Metro Line 3 to the French Alstom Company and Hyundai Rotem in the last week.
The fourth line extends from El-Malek El-Saleh to 6th of October City, passing 18km underground via Giza Square, Haram Street, and the Grand Museum.
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.
The NAT will implement new projects with a total length of 55km, including metro tunnels, in the next three years. The metro transports more than 4 million passengers a day in both its major lines: ElMarg-Helwan and Moneeb-Shubra, in addition to the finished part of the third line, which includes five stations.