House Speaker Hanafy El-Gebaly receives the award directed to Egypt s New Administrative Capital from Arab Parliament Speaker Adel bin Abdul Rahman Al-Asumi at the parliament s fourth conference in Cairo. Press photo
This came during the fourth conference of the parliament held at the headquarters of the League of the Arab States in Cairo.
House Speaker Hanafy El-Gebaly received the award during the conference, as the Arab Parliament described Egypt's new capital as "the largest smart city in the Middle East".
The UAE's Mars Mission (Hope Probe) and Saudi Arabia's NEOM got similar awards, while Riyadh's (Middle East Green) was chosen as the best Arab initiative for sustainable development in 2021.
Located between the Cairo-Suez and Cairo-Ain Sokhna roads, the new capital, which is under construction, will house 6.5 million people when completed.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the new capital, built over 170,000 feddans, will embody the values of modern Egypt.