FILE – The corniche of the New Alamein City – Egypt Today
CAIRO – 12 March 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decree to form a committee to consider allocating thousands of feddans for the New Alamein City project in Marsa Matrouh governorate.
The committee is headed by the presidential aide for national and strategic projects, Ibrahim Mahlab, according to the decree released on Sunday by the Official Gazette in Egypt.
The decree allocated a total land area of 41,703 feddans (43,287.7 acres) of state-owned lands in the New Alamein City to the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA).
The decree also includes allocating 7,268 feddans of coastal lands located along the Alexandria-Marsa Matrouh Road for the city.
The tourist site in Tal al-Eis village, with an area of 21.8 feddans, will still belong to the Ministry of Tourism, according to the decree. Other tourist attractions located in the allocated lands will be excluded from the decree as well. The armed forces will also keep the ownership of military structures in the allocated lands.
Real estate company SODIC signed two revenue-sharing agreements for two adjacent plots, with a total land area of 308 feddans on the Mediterranean North Coast of Egypt, a statement from the company said Sunday.
Sisi inaugurated the first phase of the New Alamein City on Thursday.
The first phase will include the inauguration of an eco-city. The New Alamein City will also include a national university that comprises a number of applied science faculties, an opera house, a library and a museum.
Sisi will also inaugurate a number of projects via video conference.
The city is located on an area of more than 48,000 feddans (49,824 acres) in El Alamein town on Egypt's Mediterranean coast, and it is designed to include 5,000 housing units to accommodate more than 400,000 inhabitants.
Additional reporting by Nawal Sayed