Egypt looks into building new "administrative capital" - PM

Wednesday 16-07-2014 05:14 PM
Egypt looks into building new

An aerial view of Cairo traffic and houses is pictured through the window of an airplane September 11, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


CAIRO, July 16 (Aswat Masriya) Egypt's cabinet is considering the construction of a new "administrative capital" where ministries are transferred to be on Suez road, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said in a press conference on Wednesday. 

Mahlab added that this new capital will only be for administration and not a substitute for the main capital. 

Cairo is one of the most overpopulated cities in the world, with a population that is expanding to an estimate of 20 million people. The city also suffers high levels of pollution and traffic congestion. 

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