Sisi issues decree to establish New Mansoura City

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued on Wednesday a decree establishing a new city in Mansoura, 128 km north of Cairo in the Nile Delta.

The decree approved the re-allocation of 5,104 feddans or 21.4 million square metres of the state-owned lands to the New Urban Communities Authority to be used in establishing a new urban community, the New Mansoura City, Egyptian Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouly said.

The new city is expected to have more than 150,000 housing units for around 680,000 citizens, Madbouly added.

The city will include touristic housing, villas, and medium-income and social housing, in addition to regional university and technological industrial development zones, the minister said.