Egypt is building a new administrative capital, 40 kilometres east of Cairo. The new, smart city in the desert is scheduled to become the new home of the Egyptian government in 2019.
The new administrative capital of Egypt has not been provided with a name yet. But the new city will offer greenery and luxury housing and all other amenities that one could wish for. It also promises an escape from the congestion of central Cairo to a new life 40km away.
In a report by The Guardian, the creators of the new city are quoted saying that they are building “the entrance to a new city, a new lifestyle, a new community and a new worldwide centre of attraction”.
The alternative capital will span 700 sq kilometres (almost as large as Singapore), and is intended to house a total of five million people. The centrepiece of the new city will be the planned tallest building in Africa at 345 metres high. Most government organisations are scheduled to move there in June 2019. Foreign embassies are also expected to relocate. For business that want to stay close to power, a central business district of 20 Chinese-built skyscrapers will be ready by 2019.
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