Preliminary Plan of New Mansoura City – File Photo
CAIRO - 26 December 2017: Egypt witnesses another new achievement on ground – New Mansoura City. Egypt Today brings all the updates to answer questions on the new national project.
New Mansoura City is a new national project built under the supervision of the Egyptian government with a total space of 5,104 acres. The first phase is already accomplished and built on 2,063 acres.
The first phase of New Mansoura City includes several projects: Sakan Masr with 4,704 units, Dar Masr with 11,000 units, a water desalination plant and a social housing project. Construction works are still proceeding, and 20 percent of Sakan Masr units are already accomplished. The first phase is expected to be finished in 18 months.
The Egyptian government gave direct instructions to construction companies so the national projects can be accomplished at the earliest time. The infrastructure facilities at New Mansoura City are slated to be finished within two weeks. The big city is said to house 680,000 people, which will alleviate the load on current cities that have become overpopulated.
"The foundation stone of New Mansoura City will be laid next week," Dakahlia Governor Ahmed al-Shaarawy told Egypt Today last Sunday. "The project will include developing Gamasa City in Dakahlia as well, at a cost of LE 100 billion ($5.6 billion)."
Last week, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued decree No. 378/2017 to establish New Mansoura City. Under that decree, a space of 5,104 feddans has been transferred from the state ownership to the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA). This decree stipulates that 15 percent of the project’s sales shall be to the benefit of Dakahlia governorate.
The city will comprise of tourist villages, as well as economic, average and above-average housing, abiding by the old city’s features in terms of the buildings’ height, color, designs, roads and infrastructure.