Government relocation to New Capital, Grand Egyptian Museum opening pushed to 2021

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Sat, 04 Apr 2020 - 02:57 GMT

Sisi's speech came during a session on digitization on the second day of the seventh edition of the National Youth Conference, taking place at the New Administrative Capital

Sisi's speech came during a session on digitization on the second day of the seventh edition of the National Youth Conference, taking place at the New Administrative Capital

CAIRO - 4 March 2020: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi instructed the postponement of the inauguration of national mega projects that were supposed to take place in 2020 to 2021, including the government’s relocation to the New Administrative Capital and the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).

The president met with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem al-Gazar to examine the strategy to be adopted soon in construction sites amid COVID-19 spread.

GEM imposes daily strict safety measures on workers

CAIRO - 24 March 2020: General supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project and the surrounding area Atef Moftah said the museum's health safety measures to fight the new coronavirus are implemented with great thoroughness. Moftah further affirmed that any violation in this regard will not be tolerated, as the health of workers at the museum comes first.





Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli held a meeting early in March to follow up the progress realized so far in transferring the government to the New Administrative Capital.

The meeting was attended by the ministers of Electricity, Planning, Communications, Transportation, and Housing.

The New Administrative Capital, which is being built over 714 square kilometers by tens of thousands of workers, will be home to a government housing district, 29 ministries and other state institutions – including the cabinet and parliament buildings – and 20 residential neighborhoods that can accommodate 6.5 million people.

90 percent of GEM work is finished

CAIRO - 5 January 2019: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that about more than 90 percent of the Grand Egyptian Museum work was finalized. GEM is expected to be inaugurated in the last quarter of 2020. The inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum is one of the main events that Egypt and the whole world is waiting for in 2020.




Additional contribution by MENA

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