Egypt’s capital city phase I infrastructure works start next Saturday

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Egypt’s Ministry of Housing assigned four local construction companies to carry out the infra-structure of the new administrative capital city first phase coming Saturday.

The ministry also would start implementing the infrastructure of the New-Alamein city, said Moustafa Madbouli on Thursday.

The proposed new capital of Egypt is a large-scale project announced by Egyptian housing minister Mostafa Madbouly during Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) on 13 March 2015.

The new, yet-unnamed city is to be located 45 kilometers (28 miles), east of Cairo and just outside the Second Greater Cairo Ring Road in a currently largely undeveloped area halfway to the seaport city of Suez.

According to the plans, the city would become the new administrative and financial capital of Egypt, housing the main government departments and ministries, as well as foreign embassies. On 700 square kilometres (270 sq mi) total area, it would have a population of five million people, though it is estimated that the figure could rise to seven million.