The Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities plans to offer land tenders in one of the new cities located in Upper Egypt to build a branch of Abo El Reesh Children’s Hospital in efforts to meet demand of residents in the area, according to Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly.

The New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) will provide half of the cost for constructing the hospital. It previously dedicated one of its land plots in New Aswan City to build the Aswan Heart Centre of the Magdi Yacoub Foundation, while another plot of land in New Tiba City was allocated for a cancer treatment hospital a few months ago, added Madbouly.

The Housing and Development Bank is moreover planning to invest EGP 1 mn for the construction of the Abo El Reesh Hospital, in efforts to treat more than 500,000 children annually.