Egypt signed on Sunday a $3 billion loan with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to design and establish a central business zone in the New Administrative Capital (NAC). Minister of Housing Assem El-Gazzar, who attended on Sunday the signing ceremony with ICBC representatives in Beijing, said that Egypt would receive $834 million as the first tranche of the loan.
El-Gazzar said the first tranche will cover the expenses of designing and building seven tall towers on a total area of 600,000 square meters. The central business zone would also see the erection of 20 towers, including a 385-metre-tall tower, which will be the tallest in Africa, the minister said. The signing of the deal comes as Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi concluded his three-day trip to China to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative forum in Beijing.
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