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Daily News Egypt: Cabinet vows to empty Cairo from government buildings by 2020

Madbouli asserted that there is a mandate from President Al-Sisi to develop Cairo through moving state administrative headquarters to the New Capital.
20.08.19 | Interesting article at Daily News Egypt

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ordered on Sunday Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli to empty Cairo from ministries and state administrative headquarters by 2020 as part of state efforts to develop the historic city.

In a statement released by Egypt’s cabinet, Madbouli asserted that there is a mandate from President Al-Sisi to develop Cairo through moving state administrative headquarters to the New Administrative Capital, turning Cairo into historical, cultural, tourist city.

Regrading Tahrir Square, Madbouly noted that it is considered one of the most important milestones in the country. Hence it is planned to be decorated with one of the obelisks, which are restored with a length of 19 metres, as well as conducting paving and lighting work to the square.