President Sisi during his meeting with a number of ministers on Saturday - Press photo
CAIRO – 14 October 2017: President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi met on Saturday with a number of ministers to follow up on his visit to the new administrative capital last week, according to a statement from the presidency.
Sisi has particularly followed up on supplying the new capital with the needed electricity, sewage and water facilities. The meeting has included the ministers of petroleum, electricity, housing and water resources and irrigation, whom reviewed the steps taken in this regard.
The president stressed on the importance of completing the new capital’s infrastructure projects in line with the assigned timeline and on the coordination between the relative ministries to complete these projects.
The meeting also reviewed other construction works in the new cities across Egypt, with Sisi shedding light on the importance of connecting these cities with the national transport network.
On Wednesday, Sisi inaugurated the first phase of the new capital in a ceremony that was attended by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and a number of ministers.
The ceremony was held at the recently-opened Al-Masah Capital Hotel, dubbed as one of the largest hotels in the world. The resort contains a conference area, lakes, mosque and a mall with unique architectural designs.