Cemex paves Egypt's first concrete highway

Cemex paves Egypt's first concrete highway
Published: 14 April 2016

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Cemex in Egypt contributed to the paving of Egypt’s first concrete highway. The approximately 22-mile (35km) road connects Cairo, the country’s capital, with the seaport city of Suez, two of the nation’s most important economic centres.

Cemex supplied 130,000m3 of concrete for the Cairo-Suez highway. This concrete paving solution offers this country a number of advantages over traditional asphalt roads, including greater durability, higher tolerance, better visibility – especially at night, superior resistance to severe weather, lower periodic maintenance and higher road safety, claims Cemex.

Although Cemex has successfully applied concrete technology to roads worldwide, it is new to Egypt. This achievement resulted from multiple concrete initiatives over the past several years. Beginning in 2011, Cemex in Egypt demonstrated the beneficial characteristics of concrete paving to Egypt’s General Authority of Roads and Bridges by working closely with the private sector on several pavement projects.

“We are very proud to have paved Egypt’s first concrete highway, and contributed to the development of the country,” said Ramon Piza, Cemex Egypt country manager.