Sisi meets with chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Ihab el Far and a number of engineering directors - Press photo
CAIRO - 24 July 2019: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday ordered officials to proceed with work at the New Administrative Capital and the country's new cities, while adhering to latest international standards and technologies of smart cities, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
Sisi urged the officials to continue the work in accordance with the planned timetable, during a meeting with chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Ihab el Far and a number of engineering directors.
The meeting discussed a number of road projects that are implemented as part of a national road network.
The agenda of the meeting included construction works at the government district of the New Administrative Capital in addition to the project of upgrading axes and roads of Cairo's districts of Heliopolis and Nasr City, MENA reported.
Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi laid the first stone of the New Administrative Capital in East Cairo in July 2018.
With an area of 170,000 feddans, the new capital is set to include 20 residential areas expected to accommodate 6.5 million people and a road network of 650 km in length. The capital includes an international airport and is set to have 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.
The NAC 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 (37.3 miles) from the cities of Suez and Ain Sokhna.