Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, Moustafa Madbouly has recently conducted a field visit to New Al Alamein City, during which he checked on the progress of infrastructure and utilities work in phase one, Invest Gate reported.

During the visit, Madbouly convened with the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, which is responsible for executing the water supply network, internal roads and the city lakes, in presence of Ministry of Housing officials and the project’s consultants.

Madbouly stressed on the need to speed up the process of finishing the one kilometer New Alamein Corniche by the end of this summer, to be resorted to as a model while building the 14 kilometer corniche of the city. He also emphasized on the need to promptly build the city’s social housing units.

Starting mid-July, construction work will be assigned to contracting companies, the New Urban Communities Authority asserted, pointing out that 10,000 social housing units are planned to be built within days, by the Ministry of Housing and the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, equally.

Madbouly has also also authorized the construction work of the New Alamein City Authority building, as well as the building for the managing company overlooking the establishment of the city. The company is due to be a collaboration between the Ministry of Housing and the Armed Forces, in line with the New Administrative Capital City for Urban Development.

Arab Contractors company is responsible for the execution of a 48 kilometer road southern the new city, as an alternative to the coastal road, Madbouly announced, adding that the road is comprised of 5 lanes, inbound and outbound, plus the service lanes.

New Al Alamein City is expected to work as a comprehensive coastal city, harboring touristic, industrial, and commercial activities, Madbouly said.

The new city spans 48,000 acres, with the first phase comprised of two main sectors over 8,000 acres, which are the coastal sector including the touristic, archaeological and urban facets. Phase 1 is expected to house 400,000 people, Madbouly continued.

The coastal part of the city includes a park northern to the archaeological area, which sprawls over eight kilometers along the beach, restaurants and archaeological sites, Madbouly said.

Phase one offers a number of investment opportunities including a fairground, a universal health clinic, hotels, a university, and service center Madbouly added, saying that hotels will be built over an area 296 acres, which will include around 15,500 rooms. By the end of phase 1, plots for 12 hotels will be offered for sale, while the universal clinic will be allocated an area of 44 acres, Madbouly said. As for the service center, 400 acres will be allocated as a first-in policy, including commercial centers, selling points, fairs, cinemas, theaters, sports clubs and administrative services buildings, Madbouly explained.