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Another high-tech city in the making? The Capital Egypt

NEOM isn't the only new tech-mega-city under construction. Egypt are planning their own and have already made preparations to move some administrative functions there.  The Egyptian government will start the process in December of moving offices to a new administrative capital located east of Cairo, a spokesman for the presidency said on Wednesday in a statement.  

The city is planned to consist of 21 residential districts and 25 "dedicated districts". Its downtown is to have skyscrapers, including the Oblisco Capitale that is designed in the form of a Pharaonic obelisk and will stand at a height of 1,000 metres (3,300 ft), becoming the tallest in the world; and the Iconic Tower, which is the tallest in Africa. The city will also have a central park, artificial lakes, about 2,000 educational institutions, a technology and innovation park, 663 hospitals and clinics, 1,250 mosques and churches, a 90,000-seat stadium, 40,000 hotel rooms, a major theme park four times the size of Disneyland, 90 square kilometers of solar energy farms, an electric railway link with Cairo and a new international airport at the site of the Egyptian Air Force's existing Wadi al Jandali Airport.

New Cairo capital city is located 35 KM east of Cairo of a total area of 170,000 feddan. The new capital city lies between the regional ring road, the Cairo-Suez road and Cairo-El Ain El Sokhna road.

The new capital city will help to strengthen and diversify the country’s economic potential by creating new places to live, work and visit. In order to draw people to this new capital city, a series of key catalyst developments will be established at its core. This will include a new government administrative district, a cultural district and a wide variety of urban neighbourhoods.

Read the full story at the official website.