Egypt has started implementing the fifth residential district under the name New Garden City in the country’s new administrative capital, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said on Saturday.
Spanning over around 1,000 feddans, the new district will include a five-star hotel, 23,000 housing units varying between residential apartments and villas as well as a number of other luxury homes, Madbouly added.
“The district’s buildings will be on the old French style similar to the architectural styles of many buildings in Downtown Cairo,” he said.
The Egyptian minister said there will be a bunch of health, educational, religious, sports, entertainment, and commercial services in the fifth residential district.
Located 40km (29 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 country’s rapid population growth and improve the nation’s infrastructure.
The city will feature 1,250 mosques and churches, a 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.