Interview

Smarter rules from 2020

Issue 84 - November | December 2019

Khaled El Husseiny is spokesman for ACUD, the company that is developing the new Egyptian capital. He announces that the nameless city will become a highly efficient, sustainable and paperless Smart City.

Khaled El Husseiny, ACUD
From 2020 it gets serious with Egypt's new administrative capital. What happens then concretely?

El HusseinyCairo remains the capital of Egypt. But in mid-2020 the president, the staff of the 34 ministries and the government will gradually move to the government complex of the new administrative capital. From this point onwards, it becomes the administrative center of Egypt. We started the project with a total area of ​​160 square kilometers only three years ago and now we have three years to complete this first phase.

What are the advantages of laying?

El Husseiny: The New Administrative Capital is a milestone, it is designed as the first Smart City of Egypt and relies on paperless administration. In addition, it will simplify the everyday life of the residents. This is ensured by the continuous monitoring of the entire city by an urban command center and an urban operations center. These will manage all utilities and the traffic with the latest technologies and will provide services with high efficiency and minimal waste of resources. It will be a sustainable city. We rely on the latest technological developments and apply them to our specific needs.

Is there a real name for the city?

El Husseiny: We have launched a naming contest, and a committee of public figures will help with the selection. But we still have time!

Vielen Dank für das Gespräch!

Photo: ACUD

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