Telecom Egypt will complete building a telecom network for the government headquarters’ district at the new capital city by mid-2020, chief executive said on Monday.
The state-owned landline monopoly signed last week a cooperation agreement with the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD,) the new capital’s owner and developer, to work on a telecommunications network in the first phase of a new capital city being built east of Cairo.
The first phase, covering about 168 square km, will have ministries, residential neighborhoods, a diplomatic quarter and a financial district. A large mosque and cathedral, as well a hotel and conference center, have already been built.
The new capital 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 city is set to be a 270-square-mile hub to accommodate five million people.