Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during a tour of the Al-Masa resort in the New Alamein City. Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki (R). 11 August 2019 (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi toured the Al-Masa resort in the under-construction New Alamein City on the Mediterranean on Sunday, Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
During the tour on first day of the Islamic festival of Eid-Al-Adha, El-Sisi inspected the construction work at the city, which will feature residential buildings, a yacht marina and the north coast's biggest hotel.
Earlier, the president performed the Eid prayer at the resort's main mosque.
El-Sisi was accompanied by a number of top government officials, including Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki.
New Alamein City is one of a number of new cities the government is constructing to draw investments and boost the economy.
President El-Sisi performing Eid Al-Adha prayers in New Alamein with top state and military officials