In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Al- Alamein Battle, Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly visits the- soon- to- be- inaugurated New Al Alamein City, Invest-Gate reports.

Ahead of the planned Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s inauguration, Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly inspects the construction work of the social housing project in New Al Alamein City, according to the Ministry of Housing press statement.

Minister Madbouly announces, “The New Al- Alamein will be an integrated city year-long,” ending the North Coast reputation of being a seasonal destination.

According to the statement, New Al- Alamein City features 5,000 social housing units, 2000 of which are to be delivered fully-finished soon.

During his visit, Minister Madbouly confirms, “The new coastal city is to also feature a coastal promenade that is soon to be completed, too.” The new Corniche will include a tourist pathway, bike lanes, restaurants, cafes, football, and tennis courts.  

“New Al- Alamein City is to comprise an estimated 20,000 hotel rooms operational all year round,” Madbouly confirms. The Minister adds that the new city will include an industrial city spanning an area of 9,000 feddan with infrastructure already in play.

The Universities District will include two universities surrounded by all academic facilities and services. In addition, the Armed Forces Engineering Authority is to establish a water desalination station and implement a sewage network that will help prepare all the needed facilities for the new city, according to Madbouly. The Armed Forces Engineering Authority will complete all road works on an area totalling 1,717 acres as well.

Meanwhile, an alternative road to the International North Coast Highway was finalized on a 38 kilometer long.  The new road stretches from Wadi El Natrun Road, Al- Alamein, to Sidi Abdul Rahman. It has been constructed by the state-owned Arab Contractors.

Vice President of New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) Kamal Fahmy notes that the Arab Contractors is assigned to implement drinking water, sanitation, drainage, irrigation, electricity, communications, and civil works on about 1,466 acres of the highly anticipated city.  

Also, the Egyptian Contracting Company (Mokhtar Ibrahim) will build roads, drinking water, sanitation, drainage, irrigation, electricity, and civil works of over 500 acres. The first phase of infrastructure and facilities construction should be completed in two years at an estimated cost of EGP 1.5 bn.

New Al-Alamein City, according to real estate experts, is anticipated to become one of the most attractive destinations to both local and foreign  investors. According to the statement, the new city is among 13 other new cities the country is currently working on.

The construction of New Al-Alamein is part of the Northwest Coast Development Project dating back to 2014; a large-scale government plan to generate economic growth, improve social and living conditions for local communities, increase infrastructure, and provide roughly 11 million job opportunities by the project’s expected completion in 2052.

To achieve these lofty goals, the Egyptian government aims to establish internationally renowned tourism centers, industry, agriculture, and urban communities on the northwest coast, which extends 500 kilometers from Al-Alamein to Salloum. With acres of available land, including grazing land; resources such as dolomite, limestone, natural gas, and crude oil, and multiple tourist attractions, such as beaches, monuments, and monasteries, the northwest coast is a prime spot for economic development.