Kuwaiti EMAC to win infrastructure mandates in Egypt’s new capital

EMAC Contracting, affiliated to Kuwait’s Al Kharafi and Sons Group, plans to win a mandate to execute a number of infrastructure flagships in Egypt’s new administrate capital, its chief executive Samir Fathy said Thursday.

“This comes as part of the company’s scheme to increase its business volume in the national projects,” Fathy stated, adding that EMAC focuses on carrying out a bunch of more road and infrastructure projects in the new city.

In addition, the official referred that EMAC hopes to capture compensations of 140 million Egyptian pounds ($7.9 million), through executing Shoubra-Benha highway road and Qena-Sohag western desert road during the last period.

“The company also seeks to participate in implementing road flagships, which are being launched by Egyptian General Authority for Roads, Bridges, and Land Transport (GARBLT) in different governorates,” Fathy noted.

Located some 40km to the east of Cairo, the under-construction new capital city is part of the government’s plan to expand urban areas to deal with the country’s rapid population growth and improve the nation’s infrastructure.

The city will be a 270-square-mile hub with 21 residential districts to accommodate five million people.

It will feature 1,250 mosques and churches, a 5,000-seat conference centre, nearly 2,000 schools and colleges, over 600 medical facilities and a park that is projected to be the world’s largest.