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Old March 13th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #1
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A CATALYST FOR EGYPTIAN RENAISSANCE
Egypt’s New Capital City Revealed

MARCH 13, 2015
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After more than a year of being shrouded in mystery, Egypt’s new capital city has been revealed in a slick, new website that went live on Friday.*

Dubbed as a ‘global city for Egypt’s future’ and ‘a city shaped by nature’, the new capital city promises to house up to five million people and provide 1.1 million residential units in a location that is situated along the corridor between Cairo and the Red Sea.

According to the city’s website, the new capital’s central business district will be sized 5.6 kilometres squared and the capital will include 663 healthcare facilities, 40,000 hotel rooms and 1,800,000 meters squared of large retail malls. The capital will also provide 1.75 million permanent jobs, 1,250 religious buildings, 700 kindergartens, 21 residential districts, a theme park and more.

More importantly, however, the new capital city aims to be a ‘Smart City’ that will “embrace an ethos of sustainability” by taking advantage of “the sustainable technologies of today as well as being adaptable to future technology, further enhancing its resource efficiency.”

Part of this Smart City will include 91 kilometres squared of energy farms employing renewable energy sources. Moreover, 100 kilometres squared will be preserved parks and will include a park known as the ‘Capital Park’.

According to the website, the new capital will act as a bridge between Egypt’s rich past and its vibrant future.

The website lists Capital City Partners, a private real estate investment fund by global investors focused on investment and development and led by Emirati Mr. Mohamed Alabbar.

Alabbar, 58, is the founder of Emaar Properties, one of the largest real estate development companies in the Middle East which was also responsible for developing the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Capital City Partners claims it has led “mega-developments of a value of over $US 24 billion in over 15 countries, and helmed the creation of global icons that inspire humanity. This includes King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia…and…Downtown Dubai.”

A conference officially launching the new capital city will be held on Friday.
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Old March 13th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #2
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Old March 13th, 2015, 10:52 PM   #4
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Old March 13th, 2015, 11:10 PM   #5
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Wow! if they pull this off this will go down into the history books. I wonder how large Cairo will grow, its near 20 million now but in the future it might reach 30 or even 40 million people

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Egypt needs some new tall buildings. Their current tallest is this clunker from 1994
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Old March 13th, 2015, 11:23 PM   #7
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We have this beauty planned to be built in Sheikh Zayed town:
Bid to construct Egypt’s highest tower to debut at March summit




CAIRO: Egypt will unveil a project to build a 200-meter tower, which would be the nation’s highest, at the upcoming economic summit scheduled in March, Egypt’s Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouly stated Wednesday.

The Zayed Crystal Spark project would be implement on a 798,000-square meter bloc in West Cairo’s Sheikh Zayed district and would be built through partnership between real estate developers and the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), said the minister without revealing the investment cost of the project.

“It is an administrative, commercial and entertainment project as it includes buildings for various purposes, in addition to the unique 200 meter-tower,” Madboly said.

Egypt hopes the long-awaited economic conference would lure fresh investments to boost its limping economy battered by political turmoil since the January 25 Revolution.

Madbouly announced earlier this month that the ministry has invited around 150 real estate developers in the private sector to attend the March conference.

The real estate sector is a main contributor to Egypt’s economic growth, affecting more than 90 industries, and accounting for at least 8 percent of the country’s labor force. The sector represented 4.6 percent, Egypt’s GDP during the 2012/2013 fiscal year, roughly 80 billion EGP (U.S. $11.5 billion,) according to data from the Ministry of Housing.

Source: http://www.thecairopost.com/news/139...t-march-summit
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Wow! if they pull this off this will go down into the history books. I wonder how large Cairo will grow, its near 20 million now but in the future it might reach 30 or even 40 million people
The new city is expected to welcome 250k citizens in the district center while 5 millions citizens expected to be there according to the presentation given during the economic summit of Egypt 2015. More info are coming!
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Planned Capital Business Park in the Sheikh Zayed district of Cairo.

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Wow, I saw this on CNN. If they pull this off, It would be absolutely amazing.
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Wow, I saw this on CNN. If they pull this off, It would be absolutely amazing.
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The tallest tower seems to be at the very least about 140 stories tall,the tallest of those fat towers in the distance looks to be around 115 stories tall and this tower is around one fifth taller

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President Sisi and Vice President of Emirates the ruler of Dubai are inspecting the new administrative capital of the Institute of Egypt
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Housing Minister signed the establishment of the new administrative capital agreement in the presence of President al-Sisi and Vice President of the UAE



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Old March 14th, 2015, 09:49 PM   #16
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The maquette of the project:







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And it's not even close to April 1st...
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The only thing running through my mind in regards to this is: What will they name the new capital of Egypt?
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Perhaps will they revert to the former names of Cairo, Al-Fustat or Memphis, reuniting the past with the future?
This is not the first time a country decides to move its capital city, but in this case its location is very close to the current one, and looks more like a new neighbourhood (huge indeed!) than a brand new city in the wilderness (cf. Washington, Canberra, or Yammoussoukro); so they will perhaps retain the same name, like New Dehli, close to historical Dehli.
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As a matter of planning it's weird to see those housing areas just at the beginning and end of the airport runways.
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