Construction of Canadian universities in New Administrative Capital - Photo by Amr Moustafa Construction of Canadian universities in New Administrative Capital - Photo by Amr Moustafa

5 branches of Canadian university to be included in New Capital

Mon, Oct. 16, 2017
CAIRO – 16 October 2017: A new educational complex of five Canadian universities has started to be built in the New Administrative Capital under the supervision of the Canadian and Egyptian governments.

The Canadian universities will begin receiving the first batch of Egyptian and foreign students by the end of 2018.

Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar asserted the strength of the Egyptian- Canadian relations, especially in education fields, pointing out that Canada was one of the top countries establishing a university complex in the New Administrative Capital.

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Constructions of Canadian Universities in New Administrative Capital - photo by Amr Moustafa
He expressed his happiness over the steps implemented in the project and urged it to be completed as soon as possible.

Abdel Ghaffar illustrated that this new educational complex will be built on 50 acres with a total cost of LE 1.7 billion ($9.63 million). It consists of eight buildings; seven of them were allocated for educational purposes, and the eighth building will be allocated for scientific research and development.

Abdel Ghaffar further elaborated that the establishment of a science city in the New Administrative Capital comes within the framework of fruitful and constructive relations between Egypt and various countries, in addition to the Egyptian state's keenness to promote the system of higher education and scientific research.

This project will be the nucleus of the Science City, which is expected to include branches of the most important foreign universities (American, British, Austrian, Hungarian and German) and also expected to include new scientific programs that meet the needs of the labor market, he added.

Some 51 percent of the New Administrative Capital Company are owned by the Armed Forces and 49 percent are owned by the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA).

The paid-up capital of the company amounts to LE 20 billion; including contributions from the Armed Forces and NUCA, with authorized capital that amounts to LE 204 billion.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi laid the first stone of the New Administrative Capital in East Cairo on Wednesday.
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Constructions of Canadian Universities in New Administrative Capital - photo by Amr Moustafa
With an area of 170,000 feddans, the new capital will include 20 residential areas expected to accommodate 6.5 million people and a road network 650 kilometers long.

The capital will include an international airport and an electric train to link it with the 10th of Ramadan and El-Salam cities.

It will feature 1,250 mosques and churches, a 5,000-seat conference center, nearly 2,000 schools and colleges, over 600 medical facilities, and a park that is projected to be the world’s largest.
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The flag of Canda in construction site- photo by Amr Moustafa
The New Administrative Capital is located in the area between the Cairo-Suez and Cairo-Ain Sokhna roads, east of the regional ring road. This is roughly 60 kilometers from the cities of Suez and Ain Sokhna.
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