Egypt’s cabinet has ratified to amend provisions of a presidential decree to reallocate 7,211.35 acres of state-owned lands in Dakahlia Governorate to the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), instead of 5,913 acres, for building New Mansoura, Invest-Gate reports.

The decision came during the cabinet’s weekly meeting on September 26, where it also approved to rename the Sports Development Center in Heliopolis to “The Club,” aiming to relaunch it as a sporting and social hub, according to a recent official statement.

New Mansoura is being developed over four phases, with the first one to be established on a total area of 2,063 acres, encompassing 1,200 villas and 25,000 social housing units, catering to different social classes, according to a previous ministerial statement.

Officials earlier revealed that infrastructure works at the new city have commenced, whereby earthworks are 80% finished, while sewage networks and rainwater drainage systems are 30% and 20% completed, respectively.

Supervisor of New Mansoura Mohamed Ragab announced back then 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 and are 40% done.