translated by: Heba Heiba
Dr. Mustafa Madbouli, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, announced that President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi issued a Presidential Decree No (378) for the year 2017,about establishing the new Mansoura City under the authority of the new Urban Communities.
In a press statement on Wednesday ,Madbouli said that
“the decree set out the approval of the reallocation of an area of 5104.46 acres, equivalent to 2144,2004 m 2, from the state-owned land for the benefit of the new urban communities, , With the armed forces retain ownership of 5 military sites with a total area of 159.5 acres, within the boundaries of the new city“
The minister declared that the decree also stipulated the new urban communities authority allocate 15% of the surplus sales of development projects (lands – real estates) in the new urban society (Mansoura New City) for Dakahlia governorate.
He emphasized that the ministry will immediately carry out the city plan and develop it, implementation will begin within few days. The total population of the city is expected to reach 680,000 and the total number of residential units at the city level is more than 150,000 housing units
The Minister of Housing pointed out that Mansoura new city is the window of the delta tourism. The city will include various types of housing, such as “tourist housing, housing villas, medium housing and social housing”. It includes all the necessary services, And areas for technological industries. He pointed out that the master plan was designed to include the city’s coast on a 56-meter road. The coast includes a range of public and private beaches on the sea side.