Muslims waiting for sunset during Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt- CC via Wikimedia
CAIRO – 11 May 2019: Under the slogan “Egypt has Iftar in the Capital,” the The Administrative Capital Company for Urban Development will hold the longest Ramadan Iftar [Breakfast] banquet in the world in the new Administrative Capital, the company said in a statement.
“The Administrative Capital Company for Urban Development organizes the longest Ramadan banquet in the world, with the participation of all the successful partners of the capital and a representative of the Guinness World Records,” the statement read.
The Iftar will be organized on the second half of Holy Ramadan, the ninth month of Islamic Calendar, during which Muslims fast from dawn to sunset worldwide, according to the statement.
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 60km from the cities of Suez and Ain Sokhna.
President Abdel Fatah al-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.