Minister of Planning discusses transferring governmental bodies to New Administrative Capital

Egypt’s Minister of Planning Hala al-Saeed on Sunday held a workshop to discuss the transferring of governmental bodies and ministries to the New Administrative Capital, as well as processing job evaluation of employees.

Saeed said that transferring to the New Administrative Capital is great opportunity to qualify employees and train cadres in the state administrative apparatuses. She added that the government would insert new administrative capital’s culture and thought in the government apparatuses.

The ministry has also worked on staff evaluation, she said, which includes behavioral and professional evaluation.

The Ministry has cooperated with the Central Agency for Organization and Administration (CAOA) and the National Training Academy (NTA) to assess computer and language skills and identify personality characteristics of the employees before transferring into the New Administrative Capital.

Starting in 2020 the Egyptian government plans to relocate 51,000 state administration employees from 31 ministries and sectors to the New Administrative Capital’s governmental district.

Construction of the Administrative Capital is on top of the priorities of the government’s sustainable development plan 2030.

Egypt’s government launched the project of the Administrative Capital east of Cairo at the cost of $45 billion, in March 2015.

It is expected to be built over seven years.

The infrastructure for the first stage of the New Administrative Capital costs LE 130 billion and will be completed by mid-2019, after which government ministries will be relocated there. The third batch of housing units will also be completed by 2019.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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