Construction workers walk on the side of a newly-built road in Egypt's new administrative capital, located 45 kilometres east of Cairo in an area halfway to the seaport city of Suez, on October 18, 2017. AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED
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In Egypt's eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past.President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in 2015 announced the project to build a new capital, expected to cost some $45 billion and to be completed by 2022, according to the authorities.The first phase of construction was officially launched in October, with the new capital aiming to expand to 170 square kilometers and house over 6 million people.Moustafa, who was an associate of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, has bought 2 square kilometres for himself in the new capital.of new citiesAmong some 30 new cities launched in Egypt since the 1960s, with white and gray walls and brick roofs, inspired by suburbs in the United States and the Gulf, a city called New Cairo stands between Cairo and the new capital's location.
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