Egypt’s new desert capital faces delays as it battles for funds

Construction machines and labourers work at the future headquarters Ministry of Defense in the government district of the New Administrative Capital (NAC) east of Cairo, Egypt May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s government wants to start running the nation from a new capital in the desert from mid-2020, but the $58 billion project is struggling to raise funds and needs to overcome other challenges after investors pulled out. Workers are rushing to build core areas of the new city to replace Cairo, the […]

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