Minister of Housing and Urban Utilities Mostafa Madbouly assigned the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) to start on the first phase of developing tourism in New Aswan City, Invest-Gate reports.

“The tourist strip in New Aswan has a brilliant location, directly on the Nile,” Madbouly said in a statement. This came in a meeting on March 8 with Project Consultant Maher Stino and NUCA’s officials.

The first phase will include a hotel encompassing 3 acres, 75 villas encompassing 14.5 acres, a nile part on 11.8 acres, a 30-shops mall on 10 acres with a cinema complex and a playground.