Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Mostafa Madbouly met with parliament members to discuss possible oversight mechanisms for the public on new cities, according to a statement by the housing ministry.

The parliamentarians also suggested amending the rules on the forming popular representative councils for the new cities that would allow them wider authority in the supervision and oversight of new cities.

All the attendees of the meeting reportedly agreed that the new cities should remain under the umbrella of the Housing Ministry, as well as on the importance of having representative council for residents of new cities.

The agreed upon measures also aim to develop the standards of the new cities and provide better services through monitoring and oversight.