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New Administrative Capital
العاصمة الإدارية الجديدة
City
New Administrative Capital is located in Egypt
New Administrative Capital
New Administrative Capital
New Administrative Capital is located in Lower Egypt
New Administrative Capital
New Administrative Capital
New Administrative Capital is located in Middle East
New Administrative Capital
New Administrative Capital
Coordinates: 30°01′39″N 31°45′54″E / 30.02750°N 31.76500°E / 30.02750; 31.76500Coordinates: 30°01′39″N 31°45′54″E / 30.02750°N 31.76500°E / 30.02750; 31.76500
CountryNew Administrative Capital Egypt
GovernorateCairo
Area
 (as planned)
 • City centre5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
 • Urban
714 km2 (276 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
Major airportsCapital International Airport
AbbreviationNAC
Websiteacud.eg

The New Administrative Capital (NAC)[1][2] (Arabic: العاصمة الإدارية الجديدة, romanized: al-ʿĀṣima al-ʾIdārīya al-Gadīda) is a large-scale project of a new capital city in Cairo, Egypt that has been under construction since 2015.[3] It was announced by the then Egyptian housing minister Mostafa Madbouly at the Egypt Economic Development Conference on 13 March 2015.[4] The capital city is considered one of the programs and projects for economic development, and is part of a larger initiative called Egypt Vision 2030.[5]

The new capital of Egypt has yet to be given a name. A competition was launched on the new capital's website to choose a new name and logo for the city. A jury of specialists was formed to evaluate the proposals submitted to list and determine the best among all the proposals.[6][7] No official results have yet been announced by the Egyptian Government. In October 2021, transportation minister Kamel al-Wazir indicated the city might be named Egypt.[8]

The new city is to be located 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of Cairo and just outside the Second Greater Cairo Ring Road, in a largely undeveloped area halfway to the seaport city of Suez. According to the plans, the city will become the new administrative and financial capital of Egypt, housing the main government departments and ministries and foreign embassies. On 700 square kilometres (270 sq mi) total area, it would have a population of 6.5 million people, though it is estimated that the figure could rise to seven million.[9][10]

Officially, a major reason for the undertaking of the project was to relieve congestion in Cairo, which is already one of the world's most crowded cities, with the population of Greater Cairo expected to double in the next few decades.[11][12] Cairo, for comparison, has a metro population of nearly 20 million.

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  2. ^ "Inside Egypt's new capital". Property Week. Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  3. ^ "Egypt Announces Plans to Build New Capital". Associated Press. 13 March 2015 – via The New York Times.
  4. ^ "Egypt plans new capital adjacent to Cairo". Al Jazeera. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Egypt Vision 2030" (PDF). arabdevelopmentportal.com.
  6. ^ "The New Administrative Capital launches a competition to choose a new name and logo". Youm7.
  7. ^ "العاصمة الإدارية تطلق مسابقة لاختيار اسم وشعار جديد". www.baladnaelyoum.com (in Arabic).
  8. ^ Reguly, Eric (2021-10-25). "Escape from Cairo: Why is el-Sisi building a new capital in the Egyptian desert?". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2021-12-21.
  9. ^ "Egypt to build new administrative and business capital". BBC News. 13 March 2015.
  10. ^ Walker, Brian (16 March 2015). "Egypt unveils plan to build glitzy new capital". CNN. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  11. ^ "New capital to cut Cairo overcrowding". The National.
  12. ^ "So why is Egypt building a new capital city right next to Cairo?". CityMetric. New Statesman. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2016.

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