FILE - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli FILE - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli

Egypt to build Africa’s highest tower

Tue, Jan. 15, 2019
CAIRO – 15 January 2019: Egypt’s NewAdministrative Capital willwitness the establishment of the highest tower in Egypt and Africa in March 2019, according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli's statements on Monday, Jan. 14.

Madbouli added during his visit to the new capital to inauguratethe Green River project that the tower will be up to 390 meters in height and will be established in cooperation with China State Construction Engineering Company (CSCEC).

Madbouli inspected three projects that are being implemented in the new capital andvisitedthe central business district. A business hub is also planned to be established in that district, the premier said, adding that a smart-city infrastructure will be used.

After his tour in the new capital, Madbouli visited the Robeiki leather city; the prime minister rebuked a number of officials for delaying work regarding the project. He urged them to complete the project on the scheduled time.

Robeiki is a specialized integrated city that aims to attract the national leather industry projects.

Tanneries are encouraged to relocate from the neighborhood of Magra el-Eyoun, in the heart of Islamic Cairo, to the new 1,629 feddan city outside Cairo near Badr City.

Madbouli said he would dispatch a follow-up committee during the evening hours to make sure work is being carried out according to schedule and would receive periodical updates.

Officials told Madbouli that the first phase of Robeiki, which has already been completed, includes 341 units. Ninety-one factories have also been built and nine others are in the construction process.

As for the second phase, the officials revealed that the establishment of its infrastructure was completed on 116 feddans.

Marketing for the third phase of the project over 511 feddans is under way, they said.

Banks, ambulances, firefighting units, police stations, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, bakeries and transportation stations have been readied for the city's residents and will be fully operated, the officials stressed.

The officials further explained that contracts are currently being prepared with the Badr City Authority for tenants of the first phase' housing units.

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MENA contributed to reporting
 
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