CAIRO, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Wednesday announced that all ministries will relocate to the New Administrative Capital (NAC) by the end of June.
Several ministries have already moved to the government district in the NAC, which is located some 50 km east of the capital Cairo, according to a government statement.
"All ministries and designated governmental institutions and bodies with their staff will proceed work in the ministries' headquarters since the beginning of July," Madbouly said in a cabinet meeting.
In March, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi ordered intensifying efforts to ensure that the government's transition to the NAC will mirror a real development of the state's administrative structure through modernizing buildings and training employees on modern scientific methods of work.
Al-Sisi affirmed on several occasions that the NAC, which will host more than 50,000 public workers, will constitute the values of modern Egypt.
Egypt's new administrative capital is designed to move major government institutions out of the increasingly congested and overpopulated capital of Cairo, which is home to about one-fifth of the country's more than 100 million population.
The Egyptian government also expects the new capital would create around 2 million jobs.