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Old March 13th, 2015, 11:48 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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Planned Capital Business Park in the Sheikh Zayed district of Cairo.

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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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Old March 13th, 2015, 11:53 PM   #5
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Old March 13th, 2015, 11:56 PM   #6
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5 Ways Capital Cairo Will Shape Egypt's Future

MARCH 13, 2015
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While Egypt secures billions in investments at the ongoing economic conference, a transformational vision emerges of the futuristic new capital city that promises to solve the troubling issues crippling its current capital. Based on the information released on the website that appeared online on Friday, we decided to compile a list of the five promises that will make the futuristic new capital vastly superior to the old.

A Diversity of Open Walkable Spaces


The new capital city promises 10,000km of pedestrian-friendly boulevards, avenues and streets split off into 21 districts with their own distinct character. Each of the city districts and neighbourhoods will have an open and unique community forum or social centre. In present day Cairo, clean green spaces to walk in are hard to come by. Looking to solve that problem, the new capital city promises to have compact walkable urban neighbourhoods that provide families with safe and green walkways filled with gardens.

A Sustainably Smarter City


Once upon a time one could argue old Cairo was sustainable. However, over time the population of Cairo exploded and with it a slew of poorly planned districts riddled with illegal construction; the result is a densely populated city that has become accustomed to regular blackouts. The new capital Cairo promises to take advantage of the sustainable technologies of today and incorporate into its infrastructure. Aside from recycling organic waste and growing organic produce locally, the new capital Cairo is eyeing the instalment of 91 km2 of energy farms, 100 km2 of green spaces, and the ability to make, reuse and conserve water.

A City of Diverse Permanent Employment


The reason present-day Cairo is over populated and largely unemployed is because it is one of the few job centres in Egypt as whole. This why people from all over Egypt come to Cairo in hopes of finding a job that can make ends meet. In order to persuade five million people to live in the new Capital Cairo, a promise of 1,750,000 permanent jobs spread across a 5.6 km2 Central Business district, a 4,200,000 m2 retail malls, 40,000 hotel rooms, and will include the creation of a new government administrative district. Strategically located along the corridor between Cairo and Red Sea, the new Capital Cairo will be able to provide linkages to significant shipping routes while boosting the economy on all fronts.

A Decongestion Remedy


Cairo’s infamous traffic is a symptom of being a densely populated city that decided to build up instead of out. By 2050 Greater Cairo’s population is set to grow from 18 million to 40 million citizens. Looking to entice five million people to relocate, the new Capital Cairo promises to build 1.1 million residential units spread across 21 districts connected by 140 km2 of major and minor streets that will provide a wide array of public transportation.

Entertaining your Lifestyle


There is plenty of entertainment in present day Cairo, however due to its sprawling, poorly laid out nature going anywhere can be daunting task. Hoping to build the entertainment district of the future, the new Capital Cairo promises to a rich mixed-use community filled with public plazas, recreational spaces, schools, massive retail malls, a 4 km2 theme park and variety of nightlife that is destined to shape this new cities identity.

Of course all of these grand promises sound like a dream, but hopefully this dream becomes a reality because Cairo is in desperate need of a rethink. Rather than destroy a city in order to properly rebuild it, it seems more logical and beneficial to build a new city of dreams just beside instead on top of it.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 02:43 AM   #7
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Egypt launches new administrative capital


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Egypt's government launched on Friday a new administrative capital east of Cairo at the cost of $45 billion, during the Egyptian Economic Development Conference.

Addressing the attendees of the conference in the resort city Sharm el-Sheikh, Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouli said the capital is currently being planned with the help of Egyptian and international experts. It is expected to be build within the next five to seven years.

The new capital will be located between Cairo and the Suez Canal region, Madbouli said. He added that the location was chosen after noting that the expansion of Cairo is crawling toward the east.

The new capital would include 490 kilometre square of land available for urban development, to provide 1.1 million housing units and house 5 million citizens Madbouli said. The capital would also include 10,000 roads and a new airport.

Madbouli described the new capital as a "giant project", adding that it is being established to "improve the quality of life for the Egyptian citizen."

"We are talking about a world capital," the minister said, drawing comparisons between the planned capital and international cities such as New York and Barcelona.
http://www.egyptindependent.com//new...rative-capital
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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
# EEDC2015 # EgyptTheFuture



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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The maquette of the new Capital:







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if Dubai people is being part of this project, probably it will be build...

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