Egypt’s Ministry of Housing has agreed to cede control of the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) branch in New Alamein, including the land and building components, Invest-Gate reports.

Deputy Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities for National Projects Khaled Abbas and President of AAST Ismail Abdel Ghafar sealed the deal on July 26, in the presence of Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem El Gazzar and Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit, according to the recent ministerial statement. 

On his part, El Gazzar indicated that the new 62-acre campus is set to accommodate 10,000 students, coming with more than 10 faculties such as engineering, mass communication, logistics, and more.

It also encompasses dormitories for students and faculty members, complemented by recreational facilities, sports courts, in addition to an open education center, a library, a conference hall, a creativity hub, among others.

Following the signing ceremony, El Gazzar accompanied Aboul Gheit on a tour around the newly-introduced city, including the Coastal Towers and Entertainment Complex, where the secretary-general lauded the relentless efforts of the housing ministry to develop such an impressive product.