Egypt is planning to tender road projects for public-private-partnerships in a bid to revamp its transportation system.

The EGP10bn ($1.7bn) projects are part of a plan to attract foreign and Egyptian investors.

The investors will construct, operate and maintain highways and other roads in return for collecting tolls, according to Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm.

One project includes the building of a 38km road to connect the Shubra area of Cairo with Benha to the north on a build-own-transfer basis.

The move is expected to improve transport safety, reduce traffic gridlocks, ease congestion and increase investment in road and highway infrastructure.