Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 02:26 GMT
The New Administrative Capital
CAIRO – 26 January 2020: Spokesman for the New Administrative Capital Khaled al-Husseini said that the government district’s implementation rate has exceeded 90 percent, and within four to five months the employees will start their work inside the capital.
“The capital’s establishment is taking place over three phases. The first phase started in 2017 and within two or three years at most, it will be fully completed," he said.
Husseini stressed that the project raised the price of land in the area to the extent that the price per square meter in some places reached LE 50,000, which will benefit the Egyptian economy. "We are striving to build an urban society befitting the Egyptian citizen," he added.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has laid the first stone of the New Administrative Capital in East Cairo on July 14, 2018. 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 of 650 km in length. 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.
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 km from the cities of Suez and Ain Sokhna.