Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 12:22 GMT
FILE - New Alamein City plan
CAIRO- 31 July 2020: Egypt will expand building new cities to reach the borders with Libya, announced the Egyptian cabinet spokesperson Hani Younis on Thursday.
Younis’ comments in a phone call with Extra News T.V. on Thursday morning, saying Alamein city, which was recently visited by Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli, will include a navy academy, a university, heritage center, and other parks and gardens.
On March 11, 2017, President Sisi issued a decree to form a committee headed by presidential Aide for National and Strategic Projects Ibrahim Mahlab to study allocating thousands of feddans of state-owned land for the New Alamein City project in Marsa Matrouh governorate. The project was first announced in 2014.
The decree also allocated 7,268 feddans of coastal lands along the Alexandria – Marsa Matrouh road for the New Alamein city. The New Alamein city will include a national university that comprises a number of applied science faculties, an opera house, a library and a museum; it is designed to include 5,000 housing units to accommodate more than 400,000 inhabitants.
With the government allocating $59.6 billion from the state budget for the developmental and infrastructural needs of the project, the first phase of the project was inaugurated by President Sisi on March 1, 2018.
The first phase includes an eco-city, an international tourism center (including a museum and galleries), an international park, a university, and a service center.
The New Alamein city has caught the eyes of the world, with many calling it the “New Riviera”, and others citing it as a must go location.