Egyptian government set to move to new capital in December

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The Egyptian government will start moving to the country’s new capital, east of Cairo, next month, a presidential official said on Wednesday. The new administrative capital, launched in 2015, is the flagship construction scheme in a string of mega-projects undertaken by Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sissi. Earlier this year, al-Sissi, who took office in 2014, said the inauguration of the capital would mark the birth of a new republic in Egypt. Al-Sissi has instructed the government to start moving its offices to a government district in the new capital as of December, presidential spokespe…

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