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Egypt Steps up Efforts to Move to Administrative Capital

Egypt Steps up Efforts to Move to Administrative Capital

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 07:30
This picture taken on March 13, 2020 shows an aerial view of ongoing construction development at Egypt's New Administrative Capital megaproject. AFP file photo

The Egyptian government has stepped up efforts to move its headquarters to the New Administrative Capital and start operating from there starting early next year.

While the Central Agency for Organization and Administration announced that it has trained more than 4,000 candidates to work at the new headquarters, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for “speeding up operational steps for the opening of the new diplomatic quarter in the new capital in an integrated manner with other neighborhoods.”

The New Administrative Capital, located 75 kilometers east of Cairo, is among the president's most ambitious projects, with a cost of about $300 billion.

Sisi held a meeting on Monday with a number of generals responsible for the project, including Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed, Adviser to the President for Urban Planning, and Major General Ehab El-Far, Chairman of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces.

Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said that Sisi followed up on the ongoing construction work in the New Administrative Capital and the city of Galala, as well as the Ramses Square development plan.

According to Rady, Sisi and the attendees reviewed the construction of some projects in the New Administrative Capital, especially the diplomatic quarter, which will include foreign missions and the headquarters of international and regional organizations located in Egypt.

The President called for accelerating the establishment of the diplomatic neighborhood in an integrated manner with other neighborhoods in the new capital.

The conferees also reviewed the development of a number of roads and bridges in Cairo governorate.

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