The New Administrative Capital (NAC) is a large-scale project of a new capital city in Egypt that has been under construction since 2015. It was announced by the then Egyptian housing minister Mostafa Madbouly at the Egypt Economic Development Conference on 13 March 2015. 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.
The new city is to be located 45 kilometers 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 kilometers total area, it would have a population of 6.5 million people, though it is estimated that the figure could rise to seven million.
The city is planned to consist of 21 residential districts and 25 "dedicated districts". Its downtown is to have skyscrapers, including the Oblisco Capitale that is designed in the form of a Pharaonic obelisk and will stand at a height of 1,000 meters, becoming the tallest in the world; and the Iconic Tower, which is the tallest in Africa. The city will also have a central park, artificial lakes, about 2,000 educational institutions, a technology and innovation park, 663 hospitals and clinics, 1,250 mosques and churches, a 90,000-seat stadium, 40,000 hotel rooms, a major theme park four times the size of Disneyland, 90 square kilometers of solar energy farms, an electric railway link with Cairo and a new international airport at the site of the Egyptian Air Force's existing Wadi al Jandali Airport.
People's Square in the NAC has the world's tallest flagpole and the memorial of Egypt's martyrs having the ancient Egyptian style. The flagpole is 201.952 m height and was completed in 26 December 2021. It was constructed by Gharably Integrated Engineering Company (Egypt).
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