Egypt aims to construct over 40,000 housing units at New Administrative Capital by 2020

Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Essam al-Gazzar announced that the ministry aims to complete the construction of over 40,000 housing units and various facilities and service projects in the new administrative capital by the end of June 2020.

Gazzar explained in a press statement on Tuesday that the projects include 23,412 housing units such as 952 villas and 2,050 mixed housing units in the third district, Capital Residence.

The project is implemented by the Ministry of Housing and covers an area of ​​about 1,000 acres, divided into eight neighborhoods, including villas, beside various services buildings, he said.

About 15,000 units and 230 villas in the fifth district, the New Garden City with an area of ​​about 1,000 acres are due to be completed as well.

It features 23,000 housing units consisting of residential apartments and villas, in addition to an area of ​​residential towers with mixed use in the lower floors with about 2,000 housing units and two hotels.

Gazzar explained there are also plans to complete the first phase of a water treatment plant, five international schools, a restaurant complex and a mosque, as well as the government district and the investment zone for the new administrative capital.

He added that they are also scheduled to complete the implementation of the central gardens project at the “Capital Park”.

The park is more than 10 kilometers long and has an area of more than 1,000 acres, making it one of the largest parks around the world, he said, adding that the park respects the topographical nature of the place and is in harmony with the public ecosystem. 

It will provide entertainment areas with international standards easily accessible through an integrated network of pedestrian and bicycle paths, he explained.

The central park of the New Administrative Capital will provide greater opportunity for community interaction between the capital’s residents and other residents in its wider scope, and is park is expected to host more than two million visitors annually.

Gazzar added that the park would provide the latest smart communications and mobility methods in the Middle East.

The park will also serve as a catalyst for encouraging a healthy life, in accordance with global rates including environmental value, green spaces, and areas for physical activities and recreation.

The park is divided from east to west into three homogeneous planning sectors linked to the immediate surroundings, each reflecting a personality and a distinctive visual and urban characteristic.

The first sector (CP 01) is about 4 km long and is on an area of 375 acres. This sector imitates the environment and harmonizes natural factors.

This part of the garden includes more than 250 acres of open areas for hiking and a range of outstanding projects that reflect the nature of this sector, namely the Islamic Garden, the Covered Park, the Social Club, the Integrated Health Resort, lakes and a restaurant across an area of more than 125 acres.

The second sector (CP 02) is about 3 km long and is on an area of 306 acres. This sector is a major center for cultural and recreational activities. This part of the park includes more than 240 acres of open areas for hiking and a number of outstanding projects reflecting the nature of this part of the park, namely the Art Garden, Heritage Park, Recreation Area, theme parks and the Open Theater.

The third sector (CP 03) is about 4 km long and is on an area of 309 acres. It reflects the privacy of public parks and their close association with the immediate surroundings, including the central business district. This sector includes about 250 acres of open areas for hiking and features a children’s educational park, an open library, gardens for reading, a sports club, and a dining area across more than 50 acres.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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