Egypt completes 80% of new capital’s 3rd residential district – minister

Egypt has accomplished around 80 percent of the third residential district – known as Capital Residence – in the country’s new administrative capital, Housing Minister Assem al-Gazzar said on Saturday.

“We are executing 24,130 housing units in Capital Residence district, which is spanning over 1,000 feddans,” al-Gazzar said.

The new homes will include 697 residential buildings, 19,944 housing units, 328 villas of 328 units, 157 townhouses of 624 units, and 64 mixed-residential buildings of 2,560 units, he added. They will also include 103,488 commercial and administrative buildings, and 9 mixed-used buildings of 674 units.

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

The large-scale city is 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.