UAE-based petrochemical giant Borouge announced on Wednesday that its block polypropylene (PP-B) materials would be used to manufacture drainage pipelines for Line 3 of Greater Cairo Metro project in Egypt.

Borouge will provide its materials to Egyptian German Industrial Corporate (EGIC) to manufacture the drainage pipes for the Phase 3 of Cairo Metro Line 3. EGIC approved Borouge’s materials after thorough testing by a leading German third-party laboratory.

Line 3 of Cairo Metro connects the east and west of Greater Cairo covering a length of 41.2 kilometres and includes 34 stations. 

Three stages of the four-stage project have already been completed and are operational covering a length of about 24 km. 

Phase 3 extends 17.7 km in length and includes 15 stations (8 underground, 5 elevated and 2 grade level). 

Cairo Metro Line 3 is supported by €600 million financing from European Investment Bank (EIB), €300 million in financing from Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and a €43 million grant from the European Union (EU).

(Writing by SA Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)