Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during a briefing meeting on New Administrative Capital (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)
The relocation plan to the New Administrative Capital should not be a mere geographic change, rather a plan to build an efficient modern administrative system, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Saturday.
El-Sisi was chairing a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform Hala El-Saeed and President of the Central Agency for Organization and Administration (CAOA) Saleh El-Sheikh.
The meeting tackled the latest developments in implementing an executive plan to relocate ministries and government bodies to the new capital, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
It also addressed the corporate development program and an investment plan related to the government relocation project, Rady added.
The move must live up to citizens' expectations, El-Sisi said during the meetings, noting that it will help attain the state's development goals.
It is also envisioned to represent a quantum leap in the future of administrative work, the president said.
El-Saeed briefed the president on the ministry's efforts to count and update the job files of public servants to select those who are well qualified for relocation.
She also reviewed the ministry's plans to improve the efficiency of relocated cadres, the spokesman noted.
The 700 square kilometre capital, launched in 2015 by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will 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 is planning to relocate ministries to the new capital by mid-2020.