Cairo – Mubasher: The UN-Habitat Egypt has signed a contribution agreement to develop Ras El Hekma Waterfront City in Egypt’s North Coast.
The agreement was signed between the Nairobi-based organisation and the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) and the Egyptian General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), according to a statement.
Spanning over 55,000 acres, the new Waterfront City will embrace a new model of execution through the application of sustainable urban planning and design methods, the statement added.
Ras El Hekma bay is located between two primary cities from the west and by 85 kilometres is Marsa Matrouh and from the east, by 138 kilometres, is the New Alamein city.
Head of UN-Habitat Egypt Country Programme Rania Hedeya emphasised the importance of using planning principles that help the Egyptian government achieve sustainable urbanization and support the right for adequate shelter for all ensuring the value of “leave no one behind” in compliance with the New Urban Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Egypt 2030 Vision, the statement added.
The successful alliance officially launched the project on August 8 following the successful partnership in designing the New Alamein City by using new paradigm in planning and building new towns in Egypt.