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.
Related article: On the island of Mauritius to build a cottage-style high-techTo 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.