The “Cairo-Cape Town” motorway, which will be opened in 2024, will be the longest highway in Africa. This is the goal of the Egyptian Ministry of Transport (MoT).
The Cairo Cape Town highway’ The Longest Highway in Africa
The 10,228-kilometer #CairoCapeTown motorway is intended to travel through 11 African nations, 1,155 of which are in Egypt.
The highway will help realize the aim of connecting Cairo and South Africa by cutting the average amount of time it takes to travel between north and south Africa to five days.
The Cairo-Cape Town highway starts at the port of Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea and travels through Cairo to the countries of South Africa, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
Egypt’s Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, and Aswan governorates are all traversed by the route.
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The MoT Signed for the Cairo Cape Town highway’ The Longest Highway in Africa
In October 2020, the MoT and the Sudanese Ministry of Transport agreed to work together to establish a railroad line.
In its first phase, the project will reach from the city of Aswan to the southern end of Wadi Halfa. It seeks to provide the required funding and launch an economic, social, and environmental feasibility assessment.
Coordination and collaboration between Egypt, Sudan, and the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development will provide funding.
The Cairo-Cape Town highway project is crucial for establishing land connections and expanding commerce with African nations. It also benefits Egyptian and African residents, creates new employment possibilities, and promotes overall growth.
The growth of commerce between African nations through a holistic strategy in all industries, including the transport industry, was something that South Africa had previously indicated interest in working on with Egypt.
This is particularly important since the #AfricanContinentalFreeTradeArea (AfCFTA) Agreement offers excellent potential for collaboration between African nations; the transport sector continues to be the major element that will successfully support the realization of these goals.