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With threads documenting Eko Atlantic and the transformation of several African cities I think it's only fitting to make one for the dozens of new cities of the 4th generation currently being built in Egypt. The vast majority of these new cities have flown almost completely under the radar for most people. This thread will mainly focus on the four major ones, namely the new capital, New Alamein, Galala and New Mansoura, but the more low-profile ones will also be making an appearance every now and then. This isn't a project thread, so it's mainly for the display of parts that are completed or nearing completion, rather than renders and near-empty construction plots.
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Let's start with my personal favorite, New Alamein, located on the Mediterranean coast between Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh near the Libyan border. Egypt's very own Miami in the making, with crystal clear turquoise waters.

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Drone footage of New Alamein from June 2020 from the Ministry of Housing.

The new capital of Egypt, located slightly east of Cairo, on the road to Suez. Probably the largest project ever to be undertaken in Egyptian history. The first phase is nearing completion and will house Africa's tallest tower at 385 meters, among 20 skyscrapers currently being built in the central business district.

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Located on the foot of Mt. Galala on the Red Sea near Suez. This city has two sections, one that sits just on top of the Galala Plateau, overlooking the entire coast, and another section on the coast. They are connected by one of the longest cable car networks in the world, which is already finished as part of the first phase.

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That’s so impressive. Praying for the best for Egypt and it’s people iA!
Located on the foot of Mt. Galala on the Red Sea near Suez. This city has two sections, one that sits just on top of the Galala Plateau, overlooking the entire coast, and another section on the coast. They are connected by one of the longest cable car networks in the world, which is already finished as part of the first phase.

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The view from the nearly completed Almasa Alamein Hotel. Six towers total, the four southern ones are connected at the top floor, and the two northern ones are connected as well. Obviously inspired by the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, they will also have infinity pools.

Both the government and the private sector, there are a lot of private developments within these but the government is paying for its part. Mainly through the New Urban Communities Authority which is part of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
Who is financing this?
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Wait so Egypt is building four new cities? Can you provide a map of the locations.
No, the 4th generation of new urban communities consists of 14 new cities. I will mainly be focusing on the biggest or most high profile ones though. I don’t have a map but I’ll look for one and post it here tomorrow.
Wait so Egypt is building four new cities? Can you provide a map of the locations.
Satellite images of Egypt's new capital will reveal a tapestry of Egyptian symbols once completed.

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This August update video of New Alamein is amazing (watch it in HD), it shows the true scale of this project. And this is nowhere near the finished product, apparently New Alamein is getting a 300+ meter "iconic" tower as well like the one in the new capital + dozens of new skyscrapers in addition to the ones already being built.

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Prime Minister Madbouly and President Sisi are weighing in on the candidates for the 300+ meter tower set to be built in New Alamein.


So it's a mini dubai like city? Interesting.
No, it's 14 different cities each with their own characteristics. New Alamein and the New Administrative Capital will both feature high-density districts with skyscrapers though but will also have districts equivalent to Cairo’s downtown featuring architectural styles from Egypt’s Belle Époque, the Latin Quarter in New Alamein and New Garden City in the new capital.

The new capital alone plans to house five million people upon completion, so it won’t be mini-anything.
So it's a mini dubai like city? Interesting.
Do you think this is going to change the socio-economic dynamic in Egypt? Will housing in these new areas be affordable for Egyptians?
Out of all the new city projects in ssa on this site.the new capital for eygpt is the most impressive not only in scale but actual implementation... I guess the states involvement helps but a lot of the new cities in Africa might wanna copy their strategy
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