CAIRO, 22nd April, 2016 (WAM) – H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, left Cairo today following an official visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

He was seen off at the Cairo International Airport by Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of Egypt, and a number of senior Egyptian officials.

Accompanied by President El Sisi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed made an inspection tour to The Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Residential Complex project, which is 12km long and 6.5km wide, and spreads over land area of about 20, 000 acres. The residential complex connects Cairo city with the new administrative capital project.

The new neighbourhood includes financial, business and residential districts, science city, medical global city, and a smart village, in addition to an exhibition centre, entertainment and service centres. It also has several restaurants as well as trails for bicycles and pedestrians.

The Mohamed bin Zayed project is linked to the new administrative capital through the two bridges at the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed intersection on the regional ring road.

The foundation stone of the project will be laid at the end of May and construction of roads and utilities will be completed within two years. About 50 Egyptian construction companies with a total of 50, 000 engineers, technicians and labourers are working at the mega project.

Sheikh Mohamed wished Egypt and its people success, progress and prosperity, praising the efforts of the government to achieve comprehensive development to meet the aspirations of the people of Egypt.