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Egypt to Release Guide on Transfer Plan to New Administrative Capital

Egypt to Release Guide on Transfer Plan to New Administrative Capital

Saturday, 7 September, 2019 - 11:00
A model of a planned new capital for Egypt is displayed for investors during the final day of Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, March 15, 2015. (Reuters)

Egypt’s Ministry of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform is expected to release a guide on the executive plan for the process of transferring entities and ministries to the New Administrative Capital.

“The guide will serve as a document specifying the role and responsibility of each participant in the transfer process, supported by performance indicators,” said Planning Minister Hala al-Saeed.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly held Friday a meeting to follow up on the latest developments in the move to the new capital.

The meeting was attended by Saeed, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Assem al-Gazzar, Minister of Transport Kamel el Wazir, Chairman of the New Administrative Capital Company for Urban Development Ahmed Zaki Abdeen and a number of other officials.

Madbouly stressed his keenness to follow up on the executive position of the transfer process to the new capital in a regular manner.

He mainly follows up on the construction work, the process of transferring the staff and the management of the government district, as well as identifying the efforts made in the mechanization and digital transformation in government buildings.

“The implementation plan has been divided into major activities carried out by specific entities, such as information infrastructure, human resources and incentives to move to the new capital,” Saeed explained.

She added that these incentives include transportation and the provision of housing units for employees who will be transferred by offering them facilitation in payment methods.

Wazir, for his part, pointed out that a plan has been prepared for the mass transportation of the staff and points where they will be assembled have been identified in order to facilitate the process.

In June, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called on the government to adhere to the construction plan in the new capital and to speed up the completion of the main and internal roads.

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