New road connecting Egypt and Sudan to open on Sept 20-MENA

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

The road, which cost 45 million Egyptian pounds ($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, Reuters reports.