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Egypt’s road building drive eases jams but leaves some unhappy

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By Nadeen Ebrahim and Aidan Lewis CAIRO (Reuters) – At weekends, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is often driven out to a road construction site in Cairo where he is pictured surveying stretches of recently poured asphalt and being briefed by workers. The highways and bridges he inspects are the most visible part of a big infrastructure push meant to galvanise Egypt’s economy after decades of rapid population growth and unplanned building. Led by the government and the military, it includes several new cities and one million low-cost homes and has helped pull Egypt through the economic…

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