By Menna Zaki
The Maadi City Centre mall, in collaboration with local authorities, is set to launch a new EGP 10m road-works project to decrease traffic along the Maadi ring-road, according to a statement from the authority.
While the work will focus on roads leading to Maadi City Centre, “major improvements were [also] made on the Zahraa road”, including a u-turn lane for motorcycles. Improvements are also planned for the mall’s parking lot.
Abdullah Al Nokrashy, Majid Al Futtaim Properties country manager for Egypt, said that the development of the infrastructure in the area represents part of the company’s “duty towards the community”.
Al Nokrashy added that the renovation of the road is important for Maadi residents and mall visitors, as alleviating traffic congestion will improve the “driving experience” for everyone.
Maadi’s population is estimated at around 1.4 million residents, with an estimated 30,000 visitors to Maadi City Centre daily.
Al Futtaim Group is the sole franchise owner of Maadi City Centre, and has planned to invest in Egypt by setting up four commercial malls in Maadi, 6th of October City and Almaza in Alexandria. The projects would have an investment value of EGP 11.3bn and would provide 38,000 job opportunities, according a Ministry of Industry statement.