CSCEC caps first skyscraper in New Administrative Capital in Egypt
Work officially started on the US$3 billion project in May 2018
18 Mar 2020 | Michael Marray

CHINA State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has finished the first capping of one of the skyscrapers that it is building in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital.  

CSCEC marked the occasion with a ceremony on March 16. On the same day it began installation of the first piece of glass curtain wall on one of the other buildings in the development.

The New Administrative Capital lies around 50 kilometres east of Cairo. There will be twenty towers in the Central Business District, including the 385-meter-high skyscraper known as the Iconic Tower, which will have 80 floors. It will be the tallest building in Africa.

The New Administrative Capital is an important project within the Belt and Road Initiative. CSCEC officially started work the US$3 billion project in May 2018, and in a sign of its importance the construction site has been visited on several occasions by senior Egyptian government officials, including Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

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