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#7 Egypt’s new wonder

Pyramids in the background of Cairo

The New Capital, Egypt – Future home to 5 million people

The pyramids, the Sphinx and the Suez Canal – Egypt has the world’s most convincing cases of megaprojects. Now, a new marvel is added to the list – a brand new capital, the biggest purpose-built city in human history.

Cairo is one of the world’s most iconic cities. But the magic comes with a cost - severe congestion. Will the new capital wipe away Cairo’s traffic jams and give Egypt a greener future?

The new capital of Egypt will spread out over 700 square kilometers and cost around 45 billion USD to build. Here is the megaproject at a glance.

“Look at this place, one would think we have worked here for 30 years”. Watch operator Ibrahim Mohamed when working on the construction of Egypt’s new capital.

To be an excavator operator has become Ibrahim Mohamed’s life. He lives at the construction sites one month at the time, spending time away from his family. For him, the job is worth it.

Egypt is constructing a whole new capital and the need for trained operators is huge. Come along to the training center outside Cairo where operator skills are taken to the next level.

Hany Abd El-Malak is more busy than ever. He is an operator trainer in Cairo, Egypt. The country’s megaprojects have created a crying need for skilled operators.

The construction of a new capital in Egypt is one of the world’s most spectacular urban projects. We take a look at six other stunning city-builds around the world.