The Minister of Housing inspects the progress of work on the sanitation development project in the Upper and Central Plateau and the station expansions in Mokattam
Dr. Assem Al-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, inspected the progress of work on the sanitation development project in the Upper and Central Plateau, and the expansions of the main lift station, in the Mokattam region, in light of the directives of the political leadership to follow up on infrastructure development projects in important and vital areas, including the Mokattam region, and he accompanied him. Ministry officials, the Holding Company for Potable Water and Wastewater, the Executive Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater, the Greater Cairo Sanitation Company, and the Cairo Drinking Water Company.
The Minister of Housing, and his companions, toured the various components of the project, starting from Street 9 until the end of the Mokattam area, passing through the intersection with the Martyr Axis, and the works being implemented in the Shinzo Abe Axis. He also reviewed the work of the contracting companies working on the project in parallel, and the various coordination between the project’s work sectors, and reassured To adhere to occupational safety and health procedures, as the project is being implemented in an area with a high population density, which requires extreme care during the implementation of the work, to maintain the safety of workers and citizens.
Dr. Assem Al-Gazzar stressed the necessity of setting a compressed and intensive time program to complete the implementation of the various components of the project with the highest quality, directed to work 24 hours a day, use all available energies and capabilities, use the best modern means and equipment, and follow up on the project work around the clock to complete it as quickly as possible. Available time.
The Minister listened to a detailed explanation from the head of the Greater Cairo Sanitation Company, about the status of the project’s work progress, the size of labor and equipment, and the modern techniques used in implementation, to suit the nature of the soil, and to overcome obstacles and challenges, the most prominent of which is the difficulty of tunnel payment work due to the hardness of the rocky soil. And the presence of soil collapses along the path of the expulsion line.
The Minister of Housing indicated that the project to develop sanitation in the Upper and Central Plateau and the expansions of the main lift station in Mokattam is being implemented by the Ministry, represented by the Executive Authority for Drinking Water and Wastewater, and through the Greater Cairo Sanitation Company, at a cost of more than 600 million pounds, and includes 3 main components. The main slope line, the expansions of the main lift station, and the expulsion line. The project serves the areas of the High Plateau, cooperative housing, Asmarat, the Ebad Al-Rahman project, and Uptown Cairo.
The Minister added: The main slope line consists of two parts, the first of which is open excavation with a length of approximately 4,600 meters (1,100 meters of plastic pipes with a diameter of 800 mm, and 3,500 mm of concrete pipes with diameters of “900 – 1000 – 1200 mm”), and the second, tunnel excavation with a total length of 1800 metres, while the length of the expulsion line is (2550 meters of flexible cast pipes and 2800 meters of high-density polyethylene with a diameter of 1000 mm), and the expansion area of the main lifting station is 3200 m2, which consists of a well with 4 pumps, a transformer building, and a distribution panel. And the generator building.