The capital, Cairo, choking on congestion, traffic jams and the gassy air. As a result, the Egyptian authorities decided to build not one but two major cities to "relieve" Cairo.
It is expected that by 2020 the new city-satellites move at least a quarter of the 20 million residents of Cairo, as well as many government agencies that are currently located in the capital.
To the west of Cairo, built a city named October 6 - date of commencement of so-called "Yom Kippur War between Egypt and Israel. To the east of the capital located metropolis called "New Cairo", wrote The New York Times.
To date, mentioned the city has already moved some two million people.
Despite the fact that, according to government plans, new towns have to shelter the "working class" in Cairo, while there are moving mostly wealthy citizens.