Why does no one want to live in Egypt’s brand new capital city? I DW News

Why does no one want to live in egypt's brand new capital city? I dw news

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Egypt is building a new capital city in the desert, about 60 km away from the current capital. It’s designed to relieve congestion in Cairo, with its more than 22 million inhabitants – a number that’s expected to double in the coming decades. The futuristic mega-city in the middle of the desert is set to include the world’s biggest skyscraper, flagpole and city park, and is designed to be home to 6 million people. However, hardly anyone wants to move there.

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