The first phase of a New Alamein Walk project has been implemented, said Minister of Housing and Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly on Monday.
Bicycle lanes, pergolas and seats, as well as lamp posts are already there, Madbouly said in a statement.
Work is underway to plant palm trees, enhance shorelines and establish WC and change rooms, the minister said. If everything works according to plan, an artificial lake should also be dug to serve as a reservoir of desalinated water needed for agriculture, he added.
Worth 1.6 billion pounds, the first phase of a project to implement a branch of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in New Alamein City, northwest of Cairo, should be operational in September 2019, Madbouly said.
A national university in Alamein should also be implemented over an area of 130 feddans at a total cost of 1.5 billion pounds, he added.