Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his tour at the new Opera House in the New Administrative Capital along with PM Mostafa Madbouly (Photo : Egyptian Presidency)
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi toured on Sunday the new Opera House in the Arts and Culture City at the New Administrative Capital (NAC) to follow up on the progress of construction works, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.
The president's inspection tour comes after his attendance earlier in the day of Charity Doors (Abwab Al-Kheir) ceremony, which targets raising the living standards of about 5 million citizens.
The new Opera House, which is planned to be the largest in the Middle East, is located within the 127-feddan Arts and Culture City along with theatres, cinemas, libraries, and museums.
The new capital, one of the country's mega-urban development projects, was due to be inaugurated by mid-2020, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed the move till the end of 2021.
The 700-square-kilometre New Administrative Capital, located 60km from Cairo in the area between the Cairo-Suez and Cairo-Ain Sokhna roads, was launched in 2015 by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and is set to house 6.5 million people.