The Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities will partner with France’s Sustainable Cities Task-Force to build a joint technical office designated for sustainable cities, reported Amwal Elghad.

A protocol was signed by Egyptian Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly and President of the Sustainable Cities Task-Force Gerard Wolf, in Cairo.

A total of 160 French firms will participate in developing sustainable cities in the New Administrative Capital, New El Alamein City, and East Port Said.

The French firms are specialized in performing tasks in the transport, communications, planning, design, architecture, energy, building materials, and urban sectors.

The office’s major role is to assess and implement projects related to sustainable cities in Egypt and France, according to the ministry. The office will be operated by the New Urban Communities Authorities (NUCA) and the French task force.