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Metro Line 4, Phase 1

Metro Line 4, Phase 1 will run for 18.8km from Hadayek El-Ashgar in Giza to El-Malek El-Saleh station in Cairo, with possible connections to the planned 6th October tram, Giza railway station and Metro Lines 1 and 2.

It is comprised of 17 stations.

The project includes:

1) Stations and tunnels for 0km-18.8km

2) Railway systems, track and depot works

3) Rolling stock, including 184 cars 

In March, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was evaluating reissuing the civil works tender for Metro Line 4, Phase 1.

The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) called off the tender in January due to the high budget set in the financial proposal received from Taisei – Orascom Construction consortium.

JICA is set to provide a total funding of $1.2-1.5bn for the project, to be disbursed on 3-5 tranches, with the first JPY32.7bn ($300m) soft loan already signed in 2012.

Bids for the railway systems package were due by July, with four firms reportedly prequalified:

  • Mitsubishi / Orascom JV
  • Marubeni
  • Hitachi / Sojitz JV 
  • Toyo / Mitsui JV

A consortium of Sojitz and Mitsubishi prequalified for the supply of rolling stock but subsequently withdrew from the process.

The tendering process for the four main packages on Line 4, Phase 1 of the Cairo metro is still ongoing, sources from the JICA told the Egypt Transport Infrastructure Monitor in September. 

In January, NAT spokesperson said that construction is set to begin in Q3 2019.

6th October-New Cairo
National Authority for Tunnels (NAT)
Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation
Diversion work and land compensation process under way as of 2018
Tendering and planning work still under way as of H2 2018
Completion Date
2024 (est)
Key dates
EGP2bn + $2bn
Contractors, consultants and suppliers
Company Role Value
Nippon Koei / EHAF / Ace Consulting Engineers / Oriental Consultants Consultancy services
Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) $300m soft loan
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