Additional administrative cities in Egypt which will fully rely on renewable energy are set to be constructed, president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has confirmed.
The projects are being spearheaded by the Egypt’s Ministry of Investment.
Speaking during his meeting with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls president Sisi said that the ambitious plan will kick off once all the partners in the deal agree on financial issues.
He said the three cities include the new administrative capital which the construction plans have already kicked off, the new Alameen city, and the Al Galala city.
Eaely this week Egypt’s Minister of Housing and Urban Utilities announced that construction of Western North Coast’s Alameen city will start in coming few weeks.
Sisi said this is aimed at raising the number of tourist getting into Egypt and also trying to revolutionize and decongest the current sole dependent City Cairo.
The cost of tourist and industrial Alameen city is estimated at 2 billion EGP ($ 255.4 million), and aims to ease the population density along the Nile banks, Vetogate reported Aug. 21
The new administrative capital city “Cairo Capital” is halfway between Cairo and the Suez Canal area. It is one of a series of mega-projects announced by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to attract foreign investment and create jobs in a country with a population of 90 million.
On Sept. 20, Egypt’s Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese Chains State Company to participate in the development of the New Administrative Capital.
The construction of additional administrative cities in Egypt could be a step forward to the country, but similar construction projects have been marred with delays owing to the country’s bureaucracy.