Egypt’s gov’t to be ready for a move into the new capital next summer
Government buildings will officially be ready for their move to the new administrative capital next summer, with work on the government district scheduled to be completed by 30 June 2021, Armed Forces Engineering Authority boss Ehab El Far said, according to a cabinet statement. A building that will host the newly reinstated Senate is also due for inauguration on the same date. Other work within the district is 86% complete and will wrap up on or before 30 September 2020 — including work on 34 ministries, the lower house of parliament, a cabinet building, a building that will house the Administrative Control Authority, and a portion of the so-called “green river.”
Background: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi earlier this year postponed to 2021 the planned relocation of government offices to the new administrative capital due to the covid-19 outbreak. The move to the new capital was previously scheduled to happen last June.
When can residents move in? Residential districts R2 and R3 are currently 79% and 89% complete, and are expected to be entirely ready by no later than 31 December, El Far said. Districts R2 and R3, meanwhile, are over 60% complete, and are slated for inauguration by the end of April of next year. The city’s main hospital is also expected to be completely built before 31 March 2021.