Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Egypt's Pres Al-Sisi tour new Al Alamein city

Leaders review construction progress as mega-city's high-rise structures, leisure districts approach 2020 completion deadline

HH Sheikh Mohamed reviewed Al Alamein City's construction progress with Egypt's President Al-Sisi.
HH Sheikh Mohamed reviewed Al Alamein City's construction progress with Egypt's President Al-Sisi.

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, toured Egypt’s Al Alamein New City construction project during a site visit alongside Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi.

In a statement by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), Sheikh Mohamed hailed the impressive speed of development at the upcoming coastal city.

He added: “[The developments’] completion in a record time [is] reflective of the significant transformational drive adopted by the Egyptian leadership to drive economic and tourist growth in the country.”

Construction works across the new community’s high-rise structures and leisure districts – including yacht marinas – are slated for completion by mid-2020.

The UAE Crown Prince was joined by various senior officials, including HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court; and Dr Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State.

According to state news agency, Wam, also in attendance for the tour was Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties.

Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co) is building Al Alamein, which is located on 210km2 plot of land. According to the contractor’s website, the development is designed to accommodate more than three million inhabitants by the end of Phase 1.

Infrastructure works spanning 616ha – including a potable water network; wastewater, drainage, and irrigation networks for green areas; an electricity network; transformer chambers; and distribution plate-pumping stations – are covered in the initial phase.

Egypt is rapidly developing infrastructure megaprojects as it looks to modernise its cities.

Located approximately 45km east of Cairo, the country’s 700km2 New Administration Capital is a three-phase megaproject that the government has previously claimed will be among the smartest cities in the world upon completion.

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