Construction works on Egypt new capital’s governmental district exceed 90%

Egypt’s state-owned Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) has accomplished more than 90 percent of the construction works at the governmental district in the new capital city.

“New capital city is one of the most important projects in Egypt,” announced ACUD spokesperson Khaled El Hosseini on Thursday.

Located 45km (28 miles) east of Cairo over 170,000 feddans, the large-secale project – new capital city is part of the Egyptian government’s plan to expand urban areas to deal with the rapid population growth and improve the nation’s infrastructure.

The new city is set to be a 270-square-mile hub with 21 residential districts to accommodate five million people. It will feature 1,250 mosques and churches as well as 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.