NAT accepts two technical offers for tender to implement G4 rail for Metro Line 3

Mohamed Alaa El-Din
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The Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) accepted the technical part from two offers presented by the International Limited tender related to the implementation of the G4 rail to begin the third phase of Metro Line 3.

The technical proposal submitted by ETF-ORC-TSO association received a 93% in the technical evaluation, while the technical proposal submitted by the French company Colas Rail received a 93.7%.

NAT announced that it put up a tender last month for the implementation of the G4 rail, the third phase of Metro Line 3.

According to the technical evaluation results announced by the authority on its website, two companies were chosen. The financial evaluation of the two accepted bids is expected to begin during the coming weeks so that one can be chosen to implement the project.

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 plans to implement six new metro lines by the end of 2032 to link all of greater Cairo together. The authority hopes to accelerate progress on the new lines and move up the deadline date to 2022, 10 years ahead of the current deadline.

Work on Metro Line 4 began in January. Parts of Al-Haram Street are expected to close for up to three consecutive years until 2019, so that remittances facilities can be extended and to construct the metro line’s path from Al-Saleh King to 6th of October City. The line will cross through Giza square, Al-Haram Street, and the Great Egyptian Museum with a length of 18 km.

NAT will construct 55 km of the new project over the next three years.

The metro serves about 4m passengers daily.

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