Smart Communities Key Highlights
Egypt’s New Capital Project
MENA’s Biggest Smart City
Egypt’s new Capital project will accommodate a strength of about five million inhabitants in a 700 square kilometer plot of land between the current capital and the Suez Canal. The entire venture would be 12 times the area of Manhattan, seven times larger than Paris, and four times that of Washington DC, according to the recent measurements.
The plans show that the city would be a center for a variety of shops, cafes, schools, religious establishments and public parks for residents, workers and visitors. With a size of around 5.6 Kilometers squared 40,000 hotel rooms are expected to be constructed along with 21 residential districts, 1,250 religious buildings and 700 kindergarten schools. Importantly, over 1.5 million jobs are anticipated to be generated once complete and is projected to contribute to nearly 5 percent of Cairo’s gross domestic product.
Service providers will find a ripe opportunity in Smart Communities 2017 to present their products and services to Egypt’s Stakeholders such as Smart City Authorities, Infrastructure Project Developers, Public Safety Authorities, Education Authorities, Medical and Healthcare Authorities, Transports Authorities ,Emergency and the business community, their prospect and potential clients with valid arguments to use their technologies in both the infra and supra-structures. Governments need to adopt the smart concept in utilities, services and in the case of Egypt, in building its new Capital. Hence, vendors will not only display technologies related to homes and work places, but also those relevant to related aspect of life, such as transport, fuel consumption and similar.