Egypt's PM affirms need for completing relocation of ministries to new capital



Wed, 29 Mar 2023 - 04:05 GMT


Wed, 29 Mar 2023 - 04:05 GMT

FILE - Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli

FILE - Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli

CAIRO - 29 March 2023: Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly affirmed on Wednesday the need for completing the gradual relocation of ministries to the New Administrative Capital, a Cabinet statement read.

A number of ministries already moved in full to the government district in the New Administrative Capital, Madbouly stressed during the weekly Cabinet meeting in the new capital.

He added that the procedures of ministries' relocation to the new capital will be periodically checked.

Ministry of Social Solidarity announced in mid-March relocating to the New Administrative Capital. Also, Minister of Education Reda Hegazi announced on Tuesday that he started carrying out his work in the new capital.

Last week, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi discussed the government’s plan to relocate ministries and various State agencies and institutions to the New Administrative Capital in a meeting with Madbouly and the Cabinet members at the Strategic Leadership Center in the new capital.

During the meeting, Sisi ordered intensifying efforts to ensure that the government’s transition to the New Administrative Capital represents a real development for the state’s administrative apparatus in a comprehensive and qualitative manner, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement.

This would be achieved not only through the modernization of buildings and premises, but also through the qualification of workers and the provision of training programs to government personnel to teach them modern scientific methods of administration, Sisi affirmed.

These efforts would contribute to the establishment of an efficient and effective administrative body and to the shift toward a smart government and the beginning of a new era of providing outstanding digitized services to citizens.

Sisi affirmed that marching toward the “New Republic” requires the efforts, action and sacrifice of all loyal Egyptians to formulate a better present and future for the country.

Sisi has issued directives for the ministries to relocate their headquarters to the new capital over the past years. However, the move was delayed for years due to the coronavirus pandemic and the global repercussions.

The New Administrative Capital, under construction since 2015, is located east of Cairo and is set to house millions of people when completed.

In more than one occasion, Sisi affirmed that the new capital will embody the values of modern Egypt and is set to receive more than 50,000 public employees working in the ministries and other state bodies.



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