NAT assigns work on G4 rail for Metro Line 3 to ETF-ORC-TSO association

Mohamed Alaa El-Din
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The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) assigned implementation of the G4 rail for Metro Line 3 to the ETF-ORC-TSO association. This came after NAT accepted the financial bid submitted by the association over that of the French company Colas Rail.

NAT had accepted two technical offers for the tender proposed for implementation of the  G4 rail for Metro Line 3.

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

The total cost of implementing the G4 stage is approximately EGP 810m, according to the financial offer made ​​by the ETF-ORC-TSO association. The offer also includes the development of the Rod El Farag station and supply of coupling rods for that phase.

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 be closed for up to three consecutive years until 2019, to extend facilities and build the metro extension from Al-Malik Al-Saleh to 6th of October City. The 18km-long line will cross through Giza square, Al-Haram Street, and the Grand Egyptian Museum.

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