AFRICAFRIQUE’s Longest Road Coming Soon To Be Your Way and our African Highway
If you dream of long days on the road traipsing through Africa, then you’ll be glad to know that a new continent-long road will soon allow you to drive from Cairo to Cape Town, the capital of South Africa.
The road to Cape Town will be 10,000 kilometers long and will pass through nine African countries. The road will stretch from the port of Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea to Cairo, the official starting point, and will pass through Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and into South Africa to Cape Town.
Egypt’s Ministry of Transport will complete the implementation of the section of the road in Egypt towards the end of 2024, which stretches across 1,115 kilometers and passes through various governorates, including Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, Sohag, Qena, Luxor and Aswan.
It is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2024 – what you should know: The Egyptian Ministry of Transport (MoT) is seeking to complete/inaugurate the “Cairo-Cape Town” highway in 2024.
The #CairoCapeTown highway is scheduled to pass through 11 African countries at a length of 10,228 kilometers, of which 1,155 kilometers are in Egypt.
The highway will aid in shortening #travel time between North and South Africa to an average of five days, fulfilling the dream to link #Cairo and South Africa.
The Cairo-Cape Town highway begins from the port of #Alexandria on the #MediterraneanSea, passing through Cairo to #Sudan #SouthSudan #Ethiopia #Tanzania #Kenya #Zambia #Zimbabwe #Botswana and #SouthAfrica.
The highway passes through the governorates of Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, #Assiut, #Sohag, #Qena, #Luxor and #Aswan in Egypt.
The #MoT signed an #agreement with the Sudanese Ministry of Transport in October 2020, a joint cooperation document to build a #railway line.
It aims to provide the necessary financing and start an economic, social and environmental #feasibilitystudy for the railway link project between Egypt and Sudan, which will extend in its first phase from the city of Aswan to the south of Wadi Halfa.
Funding shall be through coordination and cooperation between Egypt, Sudan, and the #KuwaitFund for Economic Development.
The Cairo-Cape Town highway project is of great importance in achieving land linkage and increasing trade with African countries, as well as serving Egyptian and African citizens, opening new horizons for #job opportunities and achieving comprehensive development.
South Africa had previously expressed its keenness on joint cooperation with Egypt in the various fields of transport and the increase of trade between African countries through a comprehensive vision in all fields, including the #transport sector.
This comes especially as the #AfricanContinentalFreeTradeArea (AfCFTA) Agreement provides great opportunities for cooperation between African countries – the transport sector remains the biggest factor that will contribute effectively to the implementation of these ambitions.
Africa's longest road project, 56,683km long Trans-African Highway will pass through Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Senegal, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, Botswana, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, CAR and DRC. pic.twitter.com/usnXF54Sne— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) September 3, 2023