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Egypt lays foundation for new parliament building

CAIRO, September 6, 2017

Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors said it has laid concrete foundation for the parliament's  headquarters in the country’s new administrative capital city.

The new headquarters will have an eight-storey main building with two domes, spanning over 18,000 sq m, reported Amwal Al Ghad, citing a senior official.

Egypt's ambitious plan to construct a new metropolis 45 km east of Cairo was announced in March 2015 at a Sharm Al Sheikh summit held to lure back foreign investors who fled after the 2011 revolt.

The development, which will be spread over a 148,000 sq m area, will house key ministries, government agencies, and the president's office, stated Mohsen Salah, the chairman of Arab Contractors.

“Our volume of businesses in the new administrative capital city is worth more than E£10 billion ($567.1 million), as it involves utilities works, 78 residential buildings, roads, and some major facilities in the ministerial district,” he added.

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