New Damietta, Egypt, Africa
 
 
Year1980latitude: 31° 27'
longitude: 31° 40'
Period
Initiator(s)Government of Egypt
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants150,000
Target population500,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.newcities.gov.eg/english/New_Communities/Damietta/default.aspx
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
New Damietta was established by Cabinet decree (546/1980). It is located along the Mediterranean Sea and it is 4.5 Km far from New Damietta Port. The total area of the city is 6500 acres which is built up area (Residential areas - services - industrial -tourism and recreation etc.) . The total number of housing units is 44648 of which 16448 (6114 youth housing -3010 low and economic housing – 1790 medium housing – 404 above medium housing – 5100 national housing ) implemented by New Urban Communities Authority and 30500 implemented by private sector, along with 303 buildings (7272 ) housing units are being implemented by Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces .

source: http://www.newcities.gov.eg/

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