It is scheduled to The new administrative capital The place would be better – thematic areas will be powered by a huge solar park, lampposts will give a wifi signal as well as light, and a modern railway will connect the settlement and its new airport to the old capital. In the center of the new city there will be a public park called “Green River” the size of six central parks. In addition to twenty skyscrapers in the business district, a world record one kilometer high construction is planned to make the city truly impressive. There is already the largest mosque and the largest Christian church in Egypt. The new presidential palace, which is eight times the size of the White House in the United States, was also completed.
But why is it necessary to build a new city in Egypt? Simple: more and more people need a place. the country for decades Struggle Due to its rapid population growth, it has been over one and a half million people annually for the past ten years. Across Egypt’s population in 2020 100 million It could reach 128 million by 2030. This crowd is concentrated in the immediate vicinity of the Nile, especially in Upper Egypt.
There are 21 million people living in the capital, and the population density is 35 times higher than Budapest – that is, with 100 people living in and around the Hungarian capital, and there are 3,500 in Cairo. An increasingly crowded capital and infrastructure will not be able to meet the needs of the expected 25 million people by 2030.
To solve the problem, new settlements were built in the desert fifty years ago. Between 1977 and 2000 22 new cities lift. These places are constantly evolving, but fewer people have moved to them than expected. From this they came to the conclusion that a new center was needed, and not planetary cities:
The planned new administrative capital is six and a half million.
In addition to scale, ambitious buildings and urban planning, the project’s success could take over the new city’s governmental functions in Cairo, with ministries and government officials relocating there as well. The approximately $40 billion project is organized according to a different logic than we are accustomed to in Europe. We are not there in Egypt, so we can’t help but scratch the surface what this building can say about the development of the Egyptian economy and society. The construction talks about the detachment of the elite, the main role of the army, the importance of Chinese relations, and the new state.
- The new capital will not provide six and a half million seats for the poor, which will greatly contribute to the continued growth of the population – the more modest it will be, the more it will leave the capital crowded there.
- Construction is an Egyptian company called the Administrative Capital for Urban Development, owned by the army honored. In Egypt, the role of the military is not only a major factor in protecting the borders, but also in running the economy and regulating the country.
- Part of the funding may be crucial to Egypt’s foreign relations from Chinese credit And a Chinese company, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, is also involved in the construction.
- The size of the buildings of the new administrative capital, the source of inspiration for ancient Egyptian architecture, is a strength symbol It raises the new settlement, while the historic capital, Cairo, could become a tourist attraction filled with the poor.
The design or construction of futuristic cities began in many places in Africa and the Middle East. In 2017, Saudi Arabia announced a plan for an ultra-modern city to be built in the desert called NEOM, where there would be no roads or cars, and artificial intelligence would power the entire environmentally sustainable city infrastructure. Similarly, Senegal (Diamendio), Nigeria (Echo Atlantic) and Kenya (Konza Technopolis) are planning new megacities.
Seems like a strange paranoia in the area where The average annual growth in per capita GDP over the past 30 years has been just over 1.5 percent. However, the population has grown by more than 80 percent in North Africa and the Middle East – from 254 million to 465 million. The result of thirty years in the region has been an increase of 200 million people and the size of the economy two and a half times – something we can lay the foundation for seemingly amazing plans, something we can build cities for.
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