MENA: New road connecting Egypt and Sudan to open 20 September

A new road linking Egypt to its southern neighbor Sudan will be inaugurated on 20 September, significantly cutting transport costs between the two countries, a senior Egyptian official was cited by state news agency MENA as saying on Saturday.

The road, which cost LE45 million (US$7.4 million) to build, will connect the village of Qastal in southern Egypt to the northern Sudanese city of Halfa, said Ibrahim Amer, a senior transport official, according to MENA.

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