Egypt is constructing six international universities and 65 educational institutions in the New Administrative Capital phase one, according to Khaled Elhusseiny, a spokesman for Administrative Capital For Urban Development – ACUD.
The new capital witnesses establishing various educational institutions as part of developing its first phase on a total area of 40,000 feddans, Elhusseiny added.
The state-owned firm is currently executing the construction works of the six universities, which are on spaces ranging between 30 feddans and 80 feddans, El Hosseini said.
ACUD is set to build the Canadian and European universities as well as Misr International University (MIU) in the new capital, he added.
Located 45km (28 miles) east of Cairo, the anticipated new capital city is part of the Egyptian government’s plan to expand urban areas to deal with the state’s rapid population growth and improve the nation’s infrastructure.
The new city is set to be a 270-square-mile hub with 21 residential districts to accommodate five million people. It will feature 1,250 mosques and churches as well as 5,000-seat conference center, nearly 2,000 schools and colleges, over 600 medical facilities, and a park that is projected to be the world’s largest.