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Monday, 15 April 2019

El Sisi inspects final works at Rod El Farag axis

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s visit to “lay the final brick” on the Rod El Farag Axis Bridge yesterday was the leading topic on the airwaves last night.

The visit came ahead of the official inauguration of the bridge, which links northeast Cairo with the Alexandria Desert Road. Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal took note that the project is expected to make an appearance in the Guinness Book of World Records as the widest bridge built over a waterway (watch, runtime: 3:24). Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary also zeroed in on the suspension bridge’s record-setting width (watch, runtime 5:12).

Amr Adib was also on a visit: El Hekaya’s Amr Adib picked up where he left off on Saturday by touring a greenhouse in a recently inaugurated large scale agricultural project in 10th of Ramadan (watch, runtime: 1:05). A single greenhouse produces 150 tons of produce in a three-month growing season, and some of its output is earmarked for export. Crops are irrigated using filtered water to earn them organic credentials, the report said (watch, runtime: 2:33). The organic angle was tempting to Adib, who warned his hosts: “I will cause you great losses as I intend to eat the whole farm.” The project, with thousands more greenhouses, was built and taken to market within one year, an administrator told Adib (watch, runtime: 0:39).

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