The Ministry of Health is planning to establish an integrated medical city at Egypt’s new administrative capital, including three hospitals, Ahmed Emad Eddin, Egypt’s health minister, announced in a statement on Wednesday.
The plan is yet to be approved by Egypt’s Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail.
According to Emad Eddin, Sherif ordered the chairman of the new capital to designate land for the project.
The medical city will comprise three hospitals, each one of them will be built on an area of 20,000 square meter and will contain 300 beds.
The first hospital will be a general hospital with all medical specialties, the second hospital will be specialized for children, whereas the third will be catered to women and childbirth.
An institute for nursing and a training center for doctors within the medical city will also be established, according to the statement.
The new administrative capital is one of the largest national projects inaugurated during the presidency of Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who announced it during Egypt Economic Development Conference in March 2015. It will be located between Cairo and the Suez Canal region.
According to the Ministry of Housing, the city is established on 270-square-mile hub, including 21 residential areas to accommodate up to five million people. It will also include nearly 2,000 schools and colleges, 1,250 mosques and churches, a 5,000-seat conference center, over 600 medical facilities, an airport and a park that is expected to be the largest in the world. 490 square kilometers of available land will be dedicated for urban development.