The 30,000-hectare city is expected to cost more than US$ 58 billion and will be home to various ministries, residential neighbourhoods, mixed-use buildings and hotel.
Separately, a US$4.6 billion two-line monorail system is also under way. The first line will stretch from East Cairo to the New Administrative Capital and span 54 kilometres, while the second will span 42 km and link the 6th October City to Giza.
The core city also plans to further improve national connectivity with a US$ 14 billion high-speed rail project linking four of its main cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Hurghada. To be completed by 2025, this project aims to boost tourism in the quartet of cities and become a major driver of economic and business growth.
Investments in various cities will also alleviate pressure off Cairo, which, like most densely populated cities, has been impacted by the pandemic sweeping across the world.
Due to travel restrictions, lockdown measures and working from home, there have been steep declines in the movement within cities. It has also brought to the fore issues of open spaces, reducing pollutions and creating well-thought-out urban spaces that provide comfort to their citizens.
Cairo is responding to the challenge, with a resilient spirit, optimism – and adapting once more.