China-built CBD project promotes sustainable development in Egypt’s new capital-XinhuaPosted by On

CAIRO, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) — The Central Business District (CBD) in Egypt’s new administrative capital is a model of sustainable development and a good example of friendly cooperation between China and Egypt, according to Chinese officials and Egyptian engineers.

The project, constructed by China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), has achieved the goal of sustainable development “in terms of environment and employment,” said Youssry Al-Salamony, an engineer working for Dar Al-Handasah Consultants company, which is responsible for the CBD’s strategic planning.

The project’s design has prioritized environmental and security concerns by using less energy, utilizing more local materials, and managing waste, he said on the sidelines of a conference held in Cairo on Saturday to release the CSCEC’s annual report 2021-2022.

To ensure sustainable development, the project has integrated smart technologies, placed a greater emphasis on using environmentally friendly energies like solar power, and built centralized units of chilled water to conserve electricity, said Ahmed Abdel Raziq, deputy manager of the New Administrative Capital Authority.

Located in a desert some 50 km east of the Egyptian capital Cairo, the CBD covers an area of about 505,000 square meters and is home to dozens of commercial and residential buildings as well as supporting infrastructure. One of the most eye-catching buildings is the CSCEC-built 385.8-meter-tall Iconic Tower, which…

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