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Egypt’s Sisi reviews New Administrative Capital developments

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Aug 2020
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Egypt's president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during discussing the latest developments on the New Administrative Capital on Monday 17 August 2020 (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency spokesman official Facebook page)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi instructed the government to train its employees on modern scientific methods of management while working in the New Administrative Capital when the state's relocation plan to the new city is completed.

The president called for starting a new era of governmental work to offer quality services to the public as part of the plan to build a modern Egyptian state, Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady stated on Monday.

El-Sisi was speaking on Monday at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, housing minister Assem El-Gazzar, among others, to review the latest developments in the state's plan to move to the new capital and the automation of government agencies.

The 700 square kilometre capital, launched in 2015 by the president, will have the capacity to house more than 6.5 million people.

The first phase of the New Administrative Capital comprises a government district, residential neighbourhoods, and a business district. The government was planning to relocate ministries to the new capital by mid-2020 but the coronavirus pandemic halted the step.

In April, El-Sisi instructed the government to reschedule the inauguration of all the mega national projects, which were planned for this year, including the new capital, to 2021 in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday's meeting tackled the efforts exerted to develop the skills of human resources with the aim of operating the new information system, managing the digital content and archiving documents electronically.

It also reviewed the digital infrastructure and information services in the new capital, on the levels of security, services, utility management, and smart government, in addition to the technical preparations of the governmental district and the establishment of a central communications hub.

The new capital's roads network and residential districts were also tackled during the meeting.

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