President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued directives to officials to continue work on finalizing housing projects as per the set timelines and relevant quality standards in accordance with the contracts signed in this regard.
El-Sisi's remarks were made during his meeting Saturday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Housing Assem El-Gazzar.
The president gave orders that ongoing roads projects should be operated after all services required are provided and after ensuring that all elements are ready to provide the best services in the transport field, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
The meeting also touched on the status of several new housing projects that are being carried out nationwide, topped by the New Administrative Capital, the new cities of Alamein, Mansoura and Rosetta in addition to those currently established in Upper Egypt.
The president was also briefed on roads and bridges constructed in Upper Egypt in addition to water treatment projects in its governorates.
During the meeting, the housing minister reviewed the status of the first phase projects of the New Administrative Capital.
El-Gazzar said construction works are going on as per the planned timeline in terms of funding resources, the set dates and actual achievements on the ground.
The housing minister also reviewed the implementation of 52 sewage treatment plants in Upper Egypt with a total capacity of more than a million cubic meters per day to serve about 8 million people there.