New Administrative Capital
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The new administrative capital was established to be the future capital of Egypt, with a declaration from President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi through the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in 2015.
The area of the new administrative capital
The area of the capital as a whole is approximately 704 square kilometers, equivalent to 174,000 feddans, and it is divided into three phases, the first phase covers an area of 40,000 feddans, the second phase covers an area of 47,000 feddans, and the third phase covers an area of 97,000 feddans. The area of this very huge capital is almost equivalent to the area of an entire country such as Singapore and Bahrain, it is expected that it will accommodate 6 and a half million people.
New Administrative Capital location
The new administrative capital is located at a distance of 60 km east of Cairo Governorate, it is bordered from the north by Future City, Madinaty City, Suez Road, Badr City and Al-Shorouk, and it is bordered from the west by Al-Rehab City and New Cairo (Settlement).
The capital as a whole includes 20 residential neighborhoods divided from R1 to R20.
Most prominent landmarks of the new administrative capital
- Al-Fattah Al-Aleem Mosque: It was inaugurated in January 2019 in the presence of the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen and Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, next to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, it is the largest religious edifice in Africa, and it was designed in the Islamic architectural style with an area of 106 acres to be the official mosque of the state. It includes minarets, each of which reaches 95 meters in height, and includes 5 entrances, two of which are for women and three for men, its area can accommodate about 17 thousand worshipers, and it is located specifically at the entrance of the capital from the western side.
- Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ: It is located on the southern axis of Zayed, east of the regional ring, its area is approximately 63 thousand square meters, making it the largest in the Middle East. It can accommodate approximately eight thousand people, and was inaugurated by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in the presence of Pope Tawadros II in 2019 AD.
- Bin Zayed North Axis and Bin Zayed Southern Axis: They extend along the New Administrative Capital from west to east, and among them lies the “Green River”, which is approximately 35 km long and was designed to simulate the shape of the Nile River.
- Government Neighborhood: It is located at the center of the capital, east of the regional ring road, and next to it is the Al-Massa Hotel. The area of the neighborhood is about 550 acres, divided into 19 ministerial complexes, it features the People’s Square, which includes 8 fountains and green spaces, and the world’s longest flagpole, which is 185 meters long.
- Capital Airport: is located in the second phase of the project and covers an area of 33 km².
- Financial & Business District: It is also called the Central Business District (CBD) or the Chinese towers in relation to the Chinese company that is the general contractor in charge of the implementation of the project (CSCEC). This neighborhood is located west of the regional ring road and covers an area of about 1703 square meters. In the middle of the District is the most famous landmark of the capital, the “Iconic Tower”, which is the most famous and tallest tower in the continent of Africa, as it reaches a height of approximately 385 meters and consists of 79 floors. There are 6 towers to the north of this tower (C1- C2- C11- C12- C3- C4), from the south 5 towers (D1- D2- D3- D4- D5), from the east there is a hotel (C9- C10), and after the hotel there are two towers (C5- C6). There is also the Double Two Towers connected by a bridge on the 29th floor, and the number of floors of the Double Two Towers is 34 floors, with a height of 160 meters.
- Monorail Egypt: Its path extends from Nasr City to the New Administrative Capital, parallel to the Chinese towers.