TUNNELLING ALONGSIDE EGYPT'S HEART-BEAT

Cairo, known worldwide as the site of the Great Pyramids, is now witnessing the creation of a less spectacular but equally important monument. The Greater Cairo Wastewater Project consists of 16km of main collector (or spine) tunnel, 30km of branch tunnel, 146 shafts, a major pumping station at America, a culvert conveyance system with two intermediate screw lift pumping stations and a treatment plant at Gabal El-Asfar, and though it may never rate as one of the wonders of the modern world it is nevertheless one of the largest current civil engineering projects. Often undertaken in cramped conditions, through treacherous, saturated coarse sand and silts, once commissioned, the benefit to the people of Cairo in terms of health and sanitation will be enormous.

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    Morgan-Grampian (Construction Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, 30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • DARLING, P
  • Publication Date: 1991-7

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 17-21
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00612557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM