New capital city for Egypt
The Egyptian Government just announced they plan to build a new capital city to replace the current Cairo as the administrative capital of the country. The new city will be built from scratch on a 700 square kilometers area located east of Cairo and on a very short term of only 7 years. The announcement was made by the Egyptian Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly, an expert after 25 years as an urban planner and architect, responsible with this urban development that will change everything we know about modern Egypt.
The new city aims reducing the population density in the current capital city of Cairo which numbers approximately 20 million residents in the metropolitan area. Another objective is to free the streets of Cairo from the huge number of cars polluting the air in the present days. The cost will be huge, at about 45 billion dollars but the local government says it worth the money.
The investment will create nearly 1 million jobs, most of them in construction and services, with about 5 million inhabitants expected to move in after completion of the project. The name of the new city wasn’t revealed but it is sure it will house the Egyptian Parliament, Government and all the embassies. The brand new infrastructure will consider all the needs the population will need, also it will be connected both with Cairo with the Red Sea in the East.