Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued on Wednesday directives for officials to proceed with work at the New Administrative Capital and other new cities in accordance with the planned timetable.
The president made the remarks during his meeting with chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Ihab El-Far and several directors of the engineering consulting firms working at the new capital.
President El-Sisi urged abiding by the latest international standards and technologies of smart cities while implementing projects of the New Administrative Capital and new cities, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.
The meeting touched on the current status of a number of national projects being carried out nationwide, atop of which are those in the New Administrative Capital and several other new cities.
The spokesman added that road projects being implemented as part of a national road network were also discussed at the meeting.
The agenda of the meeting included construction works at the government district of the New Administrative Capital in addition to the project of upgrading axes and roads of Cairo's districts of Heliopolis and Nasr City.