Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem El Gazzar said 4,704 housing units, spreading across 196 separate buildings, are 82% done at New Mansoura’s Sakan Misr middle-income project, Invest-Gate reports.

Another 11,232 housing units, or 468 buildings, are nearly 55% finished at JANNA luxury housing project, El Gazzar said during a tour on June 26 to New Mansoura to follow up on the national developments underway in the new city, according to a recent ministerial statement. 

Besides, JANNA’s villas area comprises 1,149 villas, consisting of 2,103 units, which have reached an implementation rate of nearly 40%, he noted, before heading to the new city’s promenade, or Corniche, which directly overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. 

Accompanied by some ministerial officials and representatives of the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), alongside Supervisor of New Mansoura Mohamed Ragab, the minister explained that the eastern Corniche, developed over 800 meters, has been finalized, while the Corniche’s 1,400-meter west bank is 55% completed. 

He also emphasized the need to adhere to the deadlines for the implementation of various projects in New Mansoura, stressing the commitment to the highest-quality finishing works. 

On his part, Ragab revealed that pile foundations have been approved for the implementation of two towers, pointing out that 58 coastal buildings, encompassing 1,392 housing units, are currently under construction, according to the statement. 

Stretching over 6,270 acres, with the first phase covering 2,063 acres, New Mansoura is set to see eight commercial centers, two schools, a medical center, in addition to New Mansoura University, which spans across 67 acres, south of the new city’s second phase. The campus will include a central library, university hospital, administration building, gymnasium, several exhibition halls, amongst other services and facilities. 

On June 17, Deputy Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities for National Projects Khaled Abbas revealed during the second day of a series of bilateral meetings between Egyptian and Saudi investors that three new faculties will begin to host students at New Mansoura University starting 2020.