Egypt starts move to new administrative capital
21 September 2020

Egypt has launched its first ministries hub in the New Administrative Capital project, in preparation for the transfer of the most prominent government headquarters in Cairo to the new location in the coming months. Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly's visited the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance.

According to a statement from the Egyptian Cabinet, officials confirmed that the implementation rate of the government district had reached 87 percent and that the structure and internal buildings were fully complete. Egypt is soon expected to shift all of its administrative agencies to the New Administrative Capital, which is located on an area of 1.5 million square meters, east of Cairo.

The New Capital includes 10 ministerial complexes with a total of 34 ministries, in addition to the Cabinet Presidency building and the Parliament building.

The prime minister witnessed the casting of the walls of the "L 45" floor of the Iconic Tower, the highest tower in Africa, and one of the distinctive icons of the New Capital project, which rises to about 385 meters. So far it sits at a height of 220 meters, which exceeds the height of the Cairo Tower, according to the Middle East News Agency.

source: with agencies

photo: The new administrative capital of Egypt is under construction (archive picture)