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Old March 27th, 2015, 06:10 AM   #41
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Why does the thread say U/C? Where are the pics if this is actually U/C?
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Old March 29th, 2015, 03:21 AM   #42
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Why does the thread say U/C? Where are the pics if this is actually U/C?
I requested changing the U/C to ''Proposed'' ...
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Old March 31st, 2015, 06:31 PM   #43
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What's interesting about Cairo is it's got some of the lowest crime rates in the world, despite one of the poorest [populations - specifically the Old City (Christian area) and Islamic Cairo (the largest medieval city remnant). The high densities and close community 'ensures' that every crime has a witness - or a good guess at. Even when they opened a new park, concerns were that crime would actually rise in the green lung due to the change in the built environment. Alot of geographers head out that way to find the secret.

The poverty rates is estimated at 20% (the authorities put it at 5%, with a very generous margin), although malnutrition rates among children are as high as 16%.

What will change undoubtedly with the new city will be the betterment of the quality of life - more space, mod cons, sanitation etc, and the fact the buildings will actually be finished - go to Cairo today and see block after block of unfinished, unpainted concrete due to the law that states one doesnt have to pay residency/ property taxes if your abode is under construction (and thus will be 'under construction') for the entire life of the building. Change this law and one will change the city overnight.

What remains is how the community may change - will it still be tight knit, community based and low crime?
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Old April 5th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #44
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Vanity in this part of the world really knows no boundaries. You would expect a country facing poverty and chaos to focus on the important stuff. Let's hope this comes to nothing.
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Vanity in this part of the world really knows no boundaries. You would expect a country facing poverty and chaos to focus on the important stuff. Let's hope this comes to nothing.
They are expecting the population of Egypt to reach 40 million, how is it 'vain' to build a new city ?
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Old April 5th, 2015, 07:37 PM   #46
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Egypt has 83 million right now. I have very fond memories of Cairo and the people were very nice and extremely civilized.
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Old April 5th, 2015, 10:22 PM   #47
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They are expecting the population of Egypt to reach 40 million, how is it 'vain' to build a new city ?
More like by 2050 Egypt's population will reach 130 million.
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Old April 10th, 2015, 09:26 PM   #48
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Deal to establish new capital project to be announced in few days: Minister


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Housing Minister Mostafa Madboli said the ministry is preparing the partnership agreement concerning the new capital project with UAE's “Emaar” Company.

In statements on Thursday, the minister said the deal will be announced in the coming few days.

He pointed out that initial designs of the water and sewage lines of the project have been already prepared and within weeks, the ministry will assign contracting companies to start action.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has earlier said the project will be established with the participation of the private sector in order to spare the state any financial dues.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 11:33 PM   #49
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Liverpool company wins deal to work on £30bn new capital city project in Egypt


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A Liverpool company has won a deal to work on an amazing project for a new capital city in Egypt.

Creative firm Uniform makes beautiful visualisation films for schemes across the world.

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It has now secured a contract to produce a short film explaining a massive project to regenerate Egypt’s capital city Cairo.

Laurie Jones, creative director at Uniform, said: “Cairo’s population will double by 2040 and we’re working with master planners SOM to bring a proposed £30bn new capital city to life.
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UAE inks initial deal to build 50.000 units in Egypt's new capital


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Egypt and UAE have reached an initial agreement to start building around 50.000 units in the Egyptian new administrative capital project, housing minister Moustafa Madbouly announced Saturday.

The units will be implemented by Abu Dhabi-based Eagle Hills in three years, at spaces ranging between 55, 90, 120, 130 and 180 metres to include all housing levels and patterns.

Madbouli added that the Emirati side has addressed the Egyptian Federation for Construction and Building Contractors (EFCBC) as regards to the Egyptian construction firms' participation in carrying out the 50.000 units.

Within days, the first step to execute the new capital project shall start, the minister noted. The first phase will include entering the water lines, at capacity of 100.000sqm to serve the construction works, and then the residential units. This line aims to serve a total number of 500.000 inhabitants. It shall be executed within three months.
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Old April 21st, 2015, 12:42 PM   #51
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 03:35 PM   #52
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how is it 'vain' to build a new city ?
Why build a new city that costs more than the entire gdp of Egypt, when the country is poor and lacks basic infrastructure?
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 12:19 AM   #53
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In a few years they'll see how mistaken they were when they undermined the then newly formed democratic system.

RIP Egypt, it's Mubarak all over again.
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New Capital agreement needs more time: Expert


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Approximately two months have elapsed since the announcement of an Emirati partner in establishing and financing Egypt’s new administrative capital, no official signing has yet taken place.

“The huge details associated with the new administrative capital project are the reasons behind not announcing the signing of an agreement with the Emirati partner,” said Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

Madbouly, however, added that by the end of this month, final contracts regarding the project are set to be signed.

He said the technical, legislative and regularity studies are significant and too large to yet be revealed.

“We’re not talking about a regular or small project, where the studies and details are already known and the model of the contracts are recurring, we’re talking about a new capital, a large scale project, with a lot of details covering several aspects,” Saif Farag, Urban Economics expert, told Daily News Egypt.

He added that the bigger the project is and the more details it contains, the more time it would take to reach an agreement for it.

Despite several entities already being involved, “in building a city, two months are a short period of time for defining all the guidelines and studies needed to reach an agreement”, he added.

It is possible that the government could not reach an agreement with the Emiratis, although this would not be considered a flaw in the government. Even if the current interested investor does not go through with the agreement, the government would have come a long way in creating the documents for another investor to participate.

“We’re talking about a new city that is bigger than Cairo, it is a huge project. Two months, and not even three, are enough to finalise the agreement. People shouldn’t rush it,” Magda Metwally Professor of Housing& Urban Development at the Building & Housing National Research Center, said.

The new capital project will cost $45bn, and will take between five to seven years to complete, Madbouly has previously said.

With a land area of approximately 700 sqkm, the new capital marks one of the largest Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) in Egypt’s infrastructural development. The entire project is 12 times the area of Manhattan, seven times larger than Paris, and four times that of Washington DC, and is expected to house 7 million people upon completion.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 02:29 PM   #55
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And who will finance this project? l think, Egipt don't have such amount of money to finance it by its own: UAE, KSA...?
Maybe it is from UAE? You are right that Egypt do not have such huge amount to invest currently.
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"5.6 kilometres squared Smart City." Wondering about transportation system. What kind of mass transportation system they are proposing?
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"5.6 kilometres squared Smart City." Wondering about transportation system. What kind of mass transportation system they are proposing?
Not yet defined but many are claiming that it could be a tram service.
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They already started the first phase which aims to build the basements of the water lines.


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The first phase was contracted by a Chinese company and will take 2 years no further.

http://allafrica.com/stories/2015101...medium=twitter
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Egypt: Sisi Sets Two-Year Deadline for Phase One of Administrative Capital


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Cairo — President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has set a two-year deadline to complete the first phase of Egypt's new administrative capital project, starting January 2016.

Sisi met Sunday with Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouli, Projects Adviser to Minister of Defense Amir Ahmed Al-Sayed, head of military engineering authority General Emad al-Alfy and chief-of-staff of the military engineering authority Major General Kamel Al-Wazeer.

Egypt contracted a Chinese company to start implementing the first phase, said Madbouli.

Egypt signed the deal with China State Construction Engineering Corporation, also known as China Construction, in September. The company is tasked with "studying the building and financing" of the administrative part of the new capital.

The project was announced last March during the Egyptian Economic Development Conference (EEDC) held in Sharm al-Sheikh and is estimated to cost $45 billion.

The new capital will be constructed over 490 kilometres squared of land and is slated to include 1.1 million housing units to serve 5 million citizens, Madbouli said.

The capital will also include 10,000 roads and a new airport and will take between five to seven years to complete, he added.

Egypt had so far only highlighted the involvement of the UAE's Capital City Partners (CCP), where an initial agreement was signed for the mega-project at the EEDC, said Reuters.

Media reports circulated that Emirati company Emaar was implementing the project, but the company later denied the reports
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