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Posted on 2020-05-15 04:19:01
Monorails Of The New Administrative Capital And 6 October City

The Project Owner: National Authority for Tunnels 
Executing Agency: Joint Venture "JV" between Bombardier Transportation, the Arab Contractors and Orascom Construction 
Execution Period for the Monorail of the New Administrative Capital: 34 months starting from 1/8/2019
Execution Period for the Monorail of 6 October City: 42 months starting from 1/1/2020 
Total Value of the Project: 4.5 billion US$ (4.1 billion Euro) 

Project Objective:
The monorails of the New Administrative Capital and 6 October City are for the first time in Egypt. It represents a major shift and transformation in the means of transportation, it will increase the connectivity between the cities and urban communities…facilitate the movement of the citizens…decrease the use of the private cars. This kind of transportation is characterized by its being fast, modern, safe and environmentally friendly mean of transportation which saves fuel consumption and decrease the rates of environmental pollution.

The Monorail of the New Administrative Capital: 
It links Cairo governorate from the Stadium station of Cairo Metro Line 3 in Salah Salem Street with New Cairo and the New Administrative Capital. It is 54 km length and comprises 21 stations which is: "the stadium – Hisham Barakat – Nouri Khattab – the 7th District – Free Zone - Marshal Tantawy – Cairo Festival - El Choueifat - Air Hospital – Narjis District – Mohammed Naguib – American University – Emaar – Nafoura Square – Al Barwa – Middle Ring Road – Mohammed Bin Zayed – Regional Ring Road – Almasa Hotel – Ministries (Al Wezarat) District – Administrative Capital". 

The Monorail of 6 October City:
It links Giza governorate starting from Gameat El Dewal station of Cairo Metro Line 3, with 6 October City, Sheikh Zayed City and the new expansions of 6 October City. It is 42 km length approximately and comprises has 12 stations: Boulak (Gameat El Dewal) – the Ring Road – El Marioutia – El Mansouria - the Desert Road (Cairo/Alexandria) – Hyperone – Jouhina – Authority of Urban Communities – El Hosary – Dar El Fouad – the Industrial Zone – High Speed Railway. 

The two lines will be able to transport 45000 person/hour on each direction when reaching the maximum capacity.

The JV of Bombardier, the Arab Contractors and Orascom stated that the project will be accomplished with a significant method considering the safety factor for the users and facilitate the transportation movement.


Posted on 2020-06-01 05:09:18
The Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Makkah Royal Clock Tower complex, also known as the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, located near Masjid al Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is a mixed residential and hotel complex. Construction on the complex was started in 2004 and finished in 2012.

The building structure spreads over seven towers erected above podiums. The tallest tower adorned with the Makkah Royal Clock stands 601m-high above ground, which makes it one of the ten tallest skyscrapers in the world.

The massive building was developed as part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project, which aimed to modernise the city to offer world-class accommodations for the increasing number of visitors and residents of the Holy City of Makkah.

Saudi Binladin Group is the developer of the Makkah Royal Clock Tower project. The architectural design contract for the complex was awarded to Dar Al-Handasah in 2001.


The structural engineering services for the building complex were provided by Dar Al-Handasah. The upper portion of the clock tower (from a height of 450m up to the top) was designed by the German architecture firm SL Rasch.

The facade cladding for the tower top and the clock installation was performed by Premier Composites Technologies (PCT) of Dubai, UAE. Gurit supplied the composite materials used for the tower’s top facade.

The huge clock fitted on top of the Makkah Royal Clock Tower was provided by the German tower clock manufacturer PERROT.