President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has instructed some administrative offices to be relocated on a trial basis for a period of six months, Presidential Spokesman Passam Roddy was quoted as saying by the official Mena news agency.
Covering an area of about 730 square kilometers, the city has a population of 5.6 million and covers an area of embassies, shops and residences, and is the headquarters of all governmental powers and institutions.
In addition to the headquarters of the Cabinet and Parliament, the city has a government district with 10 ministerial complexes comprising 34 ministries.
Al Fatah Al Ali Mosque, 12,000 worshipers and the Nativity Cathedral, the largest Christian church in the Middle East, were the first buildings to be built.
According to its promoters, the 150-hectare cultural district will house the largest opera house, theaters, cinemas and museum of civilizations in the region.
Transportation networks including NAC became the first monorail train in Egypt, connecting the city with various parts of Greater Cairo.
The first phase is scheduled for completion in late May next year and the second phase in February 2023.
Late last month the Egyptian Armed Forces Engineering Commission announced a competition to propose names, symbols and slogans for the NAC.
The military agency, which is developing several government mega-projects, called before November 18 in a statement that “all Egyptian people should send their plans.”
The text states that a panel of experts, intellectuals and writers will categorize and analyze public opinion.
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