Egypt’s government to move to new capital in H2-2019

Egypt’s government bodies are scheduled to move to the state’s New Administrative Capital within the second half of 2019.

The New Administrative Capital Company is committed to the project’s timeline, its spokesman Khaled Al-Husseiny told Al-Masry Al-Youm, adding that the government district at the new capital was to be ready within the second half of next year.

Built by under the supervision of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, the New Administrative Capital’s government district comprises 36 buildings, including the Cabinet’s new headquarters, a building for the House of Representatives, and 34 other buildings, one for each ministry.

Having met with planning minister Hala al-Saeed, the New Administrative Capital Company’s management and the ministry have agreed to transfer government employees on two stages, each consisting of around 57,000 employees, Al-Husseiny revealed.

On a side note, Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) chairman Mohamed Omran was quoted by Al-Masry Al-Youm as saying that the New Administrative Capital “should be a nucleus and a model to be followed to build other green cities in Egypt.”