Egypt's PM tours new capital's Arts and Culture City
MENA , Saturday 4 Jan 2020
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly during his inspection tour at the Arts and Culture City in the New Administrative Capital on Saturday (Photo courtesy of Egyptian Cabinet)
Madbouly visited the Arts and Culture City accompanied by the ministers of culture, electricity and renewable energy, housing, utilities and urban communities, along with head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Maj. Gen. Ihab El-Far and Presidential Adviser on Financial Affairs Mohamed Amin.
Planned to occupy an area of 130 feddans, the project is part of an innovative vision to support arts, through which ancient Egyptians have always expressed their indigenous identity throughout the ages, Amin told the premier during his tour.
He noted that the city is envisioned to be an an example of Egypt's soft power.
The city will host the largest opera house in the Middle East, Amin said, adding that its main hall will accommodate 2,150 persons, and will be equipped with state-of-the-art technologies in terms lighting, sound systems and theater equipment.
The city also hosts a wax museum displaying a collection of statues of the Egyptian figures who left their mark on the history of Egypt.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri and a host senior officials also accompanied the premier during his tour.
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