Marsa Matrouh Governorate will see the new Ras El Hekma city be developed as a fully-fledged urban area to provide some prosperous investment grabs, with designs akin to the North Coast’s New Alamein, Invest-Gate reports.

Ras El Hekma will take shape to create a distinct landmark and tourist destination in Egypt. The city will feature several residential towers similar to those of New Alamein, in a bid to better maximize the potential of its prime location, said Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem El Gazzar in a ministerial statement on October 14.

This came during El Gazzar’s follow-up meeting with Marsa Matrouh Governor Khaled Shoaib to review the necessary measures to begin work on the various projects planned for the new coastal city.

According to Shoaib, new cities such as Ras El Hekma and the other development projects being undertaken by the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) across the northwestern edge of the country will offer exceptional opportunities for investors, alongside the creation of more jobs for Matrouh citizens.

During the meeting, El Gazzar and Shoaib agreed to form a joint working group to commence the implementation of projects in Ras El Hekma, besides identifying the top-priority tasks to break ground on the new city, the statement noted.

Last July, Egypt’s Supreme Council for Planning and Urban Development had signed off on the redesign of nine areas, assigned to NUCA, on the North Coast, including Ras El Hekma. This falls in line with the state’s Northwest Coast Development Project, the housing minister announced back then in an official statement.