A Chinese firm to carry out African tallest tower in Egypt’s new capital

A Chinese company is responsible for executing Africa’s tallest tower project at Capital Business District in Egypt’s new capital city, an official in Egyptian New Administrative Capital Company for Urban Development said Wednesday.

The project will be implemented within the first phase of new capital on a space of 170 faddans, spokesman and public relations manager Khaled Al-Husseini further added.

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.