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Housing Ministry to Deliver Residential Plots in West Cairo

Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem El Gazzar has stated that the 6th of October City Development Authority will start handing over the most distinguished residential plots in the ninth district of the urban area,. El Gazzar further elaborated, in a recent ministerial statement, that the delivery date will start from October 10 until June 14, 2021. It is worth noting that New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) will offer 3,098 housing plots across 11 new cities, ranging between 209 and 287 square meters, through a land lottery system from September 15 to October 15.

2020-11-29 11:55:48

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A new city on the Mediterranean New Mansoura City

The project of New Mansoura City is set to be completed in several phases. The city is planned as a smart city stretching over a total area of approximately 5,100 feddans on the Mediterranean coast, approximately 20 km from New Damietta City. New Mansoura City is set to be home to more than 650,000 residents residing in approximately 165,000 residential units. The residential units include the following types: Semi-Attached Villas (two types): each unit includes bedrooms, living room, dining room, lobby, toilets, and kitchen – Type 1 Villas: each villa consists of a ground floor, first floor, and roof, with a gross floor area of 120 m2 – Type 2 Villas: each villa consists of a ground floor, first floor, and roof, with a gross floor area of 160 m2 Stand-Alone Villas (two types): each unit includes bedrooms, reception, living room, dining room, lobby, pool access, toilets, kitchen, storage area, and roof terrace – Type 1 Villas: each villa consists of a ground floor,first floor, and roof, with a gross floor area of about 200 m2 over a plot area of about 500 m2 – Type 2 Villas: each villa consists of a ground floor, first floor, and roof, with a gross floor area of about 240 m2 over a plot area of about 600 m2 Townhouses (two types): each unit includes bedrooms, living room, dining room, toilets, kitchen, atrium, terrace, and outdoor area – Type 1 Townhouses: over a plot area of 200 m2 and a footprint area...

2020-11-05 13:08:31

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Plans for developing the southern entrance to Giza approved

Written by: Ali Dagher   Within the framework of the project to support planning and development  management in Greater Cairo, and based on the special assignments to prepare a plan for the development of the southern entrance area of the city of Giza as it is the main gate to the city, a development plan is being prepared, which main objectives are to link and integrate major development projects and raise the value and efficiency of land use in addition to establishing a comprehensive collective transport center in El-Moneeb area to solve the problem of the transportation system and   random parking, as well as establishing administrative and service centers that meet the citizens needs. And based on the meeting held on August, 25th. 2020, at the headquarters of the New Urban Communities Authority headed by the Minister of Housing, General. Governor of Giza, the Chairman of the Authority’s Board of Directors, Vice President of the Urban Development Authority, the Advisor to the Minister of Housing for Roads and Transportation, and representatives of the governorate and consultants, in which the development of El-Monib Square was discussed, and the meeting ended with the directives of Dr. Eng. Minister of Housing, to prepare a plan to fully develop the southern entrance area of the city of Giza. Several coordination meetings were also held at the headquarters of the General Organization for Urban Planning, headed by the Chairma...

2020-12-17 13:48:55

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Shali is declared as a world heritage area

Location: Siwa Oasis - Western Desert – Egypt Architect : Ramez Azmy – Emad Farid   After nearly three continuous years of work to restore the ancient buildings and monuments of the ancient city of "Shali" in the Siwa Oasis, the city is currently ready to receive the ministers of tourism, antiquities, planning and international cooperation, in addition to about 20 ambassadors of European countries, to declare it as a world heritage area. The history of the restored ancient city dates back to the ancient Egyptians, as it contains the Temple of Amun. Then came Alexander the Great, who visited the temple for worship and declared himself the son of Amun, knowing the importance of that god to the Egyptians. As for the ruins of the ancient fortress of Shali, it was constructed from a material known as kershif, a mixture of salt rocks from salt lakes of the region and clay, between the 12th - 13th centuries to protect the inhabitants from Bedouin attacks in the desert. The governorate had concluded a protocol for the revival and restoration of the old village in 2018 with funding from the European Union.  There were about 300 workers from the oasis participating in the restoration of the ancient village, built entirely from the material known as kershif, palm pillars and olive trees. The roads between the abandoned houses were also revived and the rundown walls were raised to a height of 18 meters to restore the villa...

2020-12-17 15:42:33

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Arts & Culture City in NAC The largest cultural edifice in the Middle East

Area: 100 acres A global cultural city implemented in the New Administrative Capital (NAC), to serve as a world platform for art and culture during the coming period. It's an architectural masterpiece and a cultural platform. That's the City of Culture and Arts. The city encompasses a group of theaters, innovation and thought centers, a special Opera House similar to the Egyptian Opera House in the old capital, and many other things that Egyptians will see for the first time in reality. Project elements: The city includes a large banqueting hall that accommodates 2,500 people equipped with the latest technology, and a small theater with two halls that accommodates 750 people for special shows. It also includes a pocket theater that accommodates 50 people, a room theater, an artistic creativity center for creative youth, a cinema screening hall that is linked to satellites, and three training halls. The city includes a sound recording studio equipped with the latest technologies, an opera history museum, an open museum for modern art, a music library and a central library that can accommodate 6000 people.  The Opera House: The New Opera House in the Administrative Capital, which is  an essential part of the City of Arts and Culture, is considered the greatest cultural and artistic achievement in the Middle East. It includes a main auditorium  that accommodates nearly 2000 people, as well as two theaters...

2020-11-22 14:07:55

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Sand Dunes Mostakbal City Main Gate

Architect : Space consultant Location: New Cairo, Egypt Client: EL Mostakbal for Urban Development Company The main gate was initiated based on the scale and geographic importance of the city that necessitated the creation of an exceptional design for the gate of its main entrance as to create a landmark for the city. The Gate is an architectural masterpiece evoking a futuristic aesthetic generated from the “Sand Dunes” concept of the city, leading to the “Futuristic Dunes” concept. The Design plays a role of elevating the architecture design concept of the city, by furthering the notion of the amalgamation between the natural sand dunes and futuristic design of the truss. The gate has a total surface of 6000 m2 located on its western border on one of the area’s major roads.  

2020-11-26 14:39:58

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Japan's ambassador in Cairo visits New Alamein city

Japanese Ambassador in Cairo Masaki Noke paid a field visit to New Alamein city, where he inspected various projects being implemented there. Masaki was received by Osama Abdel Ghani, head of the new Alamein City Development Authority, Captain Mohamed Rashwan, a former international "Judo" player, and other officials. The Japanese ambassador toured the various projects in the city, including the beach towers overlooking the sea, the tourist walkway, and the entertainment area, and listened to a full explanation about the various projects in the city. During his inspection tour, the Japanese diplomat commended the promising development process in the city, asserting that Tokyo is keen on fostering cooperation with Cairo in different areas. Abdel Ghani told the Japanese ambassador that work is underway to construct 15 towers with heights reaching up to 42 floors in the beach towers area of the city.  It is scheduled to be completed during the next year 2021, indicating that the foundation work is underway for 3 other towers. The city's recreation area is located at the center of the beach towers area and includes a garage that accommodates around 3,000 cars, as well as a number of shops, Abdel Ghani said. The new city is set to house 3 million inhabitants on 50,000 feddans upon completion within two years.

2020-12-06 08:18:00

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Future cities in Egypt ... "New Rafah"

Construction continues in the new city of Rafah, the first Egyptian city on the eastern borders of Egypt. Eng. Mohamed Radwan, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Housing, confirmed that the implementation of 43 new residential buildings from phase I has begun, bringing the total number of buildings to 84 (a ground floor + three floors) with a total of 1344 housing units, each of which has an area of 120 square meters, in addition to the construction of 7 service buildings and nurseries. He said that work is underway to extend the water and sanitary drainage networks at the public site in conjunction with coordination for the external utilities of the city as a whole, explaining that the implementation rate for 41 buildings is 95%, and added that the concrete works for 43 new buildings, and finishing works for the service buildings are underway. He stated that the feeding and sanitation works are underway for the general site of 41 buildings, and the main water line has been connected to feed the project. Coordination is also underway to implement the sewage treatment plant for the city. The city is located on an area of 536 acres on the Rafah-El-Arish international motor way at Al-Wefaq area. He clarified that the future will witness the construction of 626 modern buildings in the city, each building consisting of 4 floors each floor has four apartments, and the area of each apartment is 120 square meters, bringing the total number of units to 10016 housing units,...

2020-12-06 08:29:24

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The giant Ghaydah power station lights Egypt from Beni Suef

In fewer than 30 months, with the participation of 7,000 workers from 50 companies, 4,800 Megawatts are launched from the giant power station of Ghayadah in Beni Suef Governorate, contributing with about 20% of the electricity production in Egypt. And 30 kilometers south of the city of Beni Suef and about 150 Kilometers from the capital, Cairo, electricity turbines touch the sky of the city of Baba, south of Beni Suef Governorate. Over the course of 2 years from the completion of the entire construction of the station, the turbines for electricity production light up the sky of Egypt, among the largest three electricity production stations in Egypt. One of the station's engineers confirmed that the work on the station has lasted 30 months until the station came into light, indicating that the station with a capacity of 4,800 Megawatts, which was added to the national electricity grid in two phases: the first was at the end of 2016, the second phase was in early 2018, indicating that the station was built on an area of 85 acres. One of the engineers working at the station since its foundation added that the area was a rocky mountainous area, indicating that one million and 700 thousand cubic meters of stone had been removed, and the soil had been re-replaced by about one million and 500 thousand cubic meters of sand. One of the plant’s installation engineer confirmed: work inside the project began with civil works, followed by the mechanical and electr...

2020-12-14 13:14:11

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On a tour inside "El-Galala City", construction began four years ago and opening will be soon

The new city of Galala, a far-fetched dream that has finally become a tangible reality, is the result of the continuous effort of the honorable Egyptian cadres, who worked day and night to see a magical global city with a coastal spirit in Egypt. The project is considered one of the most important mega national projects that combine the charm of natural sceneries and global components, as the project includes a tourist resort, a city with integrated services, in addition to the Ain Sokhna-Zafarana Road, which crosses the Galala Mountain, thus becoming a project of historical, cultural and strategic value. The new City of Galala is one of the major projects supervised by the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces. The project is one of 253 important national projects in the Egyptian governorates. It is located on the highest mount plateau in the Red Sea area between Ain Sokhna and Zafarana. The plateau sits over 770 meters above sea level at its highest elevation. The main road of the project starts from Wadi Hagoul area and is linked to the new Beni Suef / Zaafarana road with a length of 160 km and connects between Beni Suef and Zaafarana. The length of the main Galala Plateau Road is about 82 kilometers on both sides while the speed allowed for the cars is 120 km/h. The road is divided into three lanes that are secured from the risks of accidents by logistics, interior boards, instructions, planning, and flood risks. There are many services on th...

2021-01-09 15:24:33

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