Egypt unveils plans to build new capital east of Cairo

Egypt unveils plans to build new capital east of Cairo (BBC News, March 13, 2015):

The Egyptian government has announced plans to build a new capital to the east of the present one, Cairo.

Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the project would cost $45bn (£30bn) and take five to seven years to complete.

He said the aim was to ease congestion and overpopulation in Cairo over the next 40 years.

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