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EGP 3.2 Billion 'Knowledge City' in New Capital to Open in 2022

The Knowledge City will be Egypt’s main technology hub, supporting research and innovation in emerging technologies and providing technical training to Egypt’s youth.

As the New Administrative Capital forms, its technological core - the Knowledge City - is inching closer to completion with the first phase expected to open later this year. Costing EGP 3.2 billion in construction, the Knowledge City will be Egypt’s main technology hub, supporting research and innovation in emerging technologies and providing technical training to Egypt’s youth, which in turn will attract global investment into the nation. 

The first phase is constructed by the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, and will include four buildings dedicated to innovation and applied research, technical training, research and development in assistive technology. The Egypt University of Informatics, meanwhile, will offer specialized courses in communication sciences and IT.

The district will also house the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s central headquarters. The ministry will be seven stories high, with a capacity to hold about 1800 employees. Upon completion, 1350 employees will be moved to the new headquarters, which has been equipped with the latest cutting-edge tech to help enable a more digital Egypt.

This national digitization project is taking on the formidable task of bringing all administrative processes online. This includes digitizing government work cycles, enhancing civil services and linking together government agencies. Digitization will allow the government to introduce new features such as indicators that measure the performance of government agencies and a fully-integrated system for managing complaints.