It was established by Cabinet decree (546/1980).It is located
along the Mediterranean Sea and it is 4.5 Km far from New
2- General plan
The total area of the city is 6500 acres which is built up
area (Residential areas - services - industrial -tourism and
recreation ....) .
Current : 150 thousand inhabitants
Current target :171 thousand
Target : 500 thousand inhabitants
3- Housing sector
- The total number of housing units is 44684 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.
- 303 buildings (7272 ) housing units are being implemented
by Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces .
4- Services sector
-The number of service buildings implemented by New Urban
Communities Authority is 98:
15 public schools
3 private schools
5 colleges ( Damietta University )
3 colleges (Azhar University )
3 Azhar institutes
2 medical centers
17 commercial markets
9 social services
2 communication centers
14 public services
addition to 225 buildings have been implemented by private
military hospital is being implemented by Engineering
Authority of the Armed Forces.
5- Utilities and infrastructure sector
-The city is fed with drinking water by the purification
plant with the capacity of 86 thousand m3 / day as the first
The second phase of the plant is being implemented so that
the capacity can be 172 m3 / day.
Length of finished networks: 604 km.
-2 mixed treatment plants with the capacity of 1.9
thousand m3 / day have been implemented .
-The first phase of a treatment plant with the capacity of
50 thousand m3 / day has been implemented.
-Length of finished networks: 452 km.
-3 transformer stations with the capacity of 165 M.F.A have
-Length of finished networks: 2152.6 km.
Roads and communications:
-Length of finished road networks: 504 km.
-Length of finished communication networks: 199 km.
One million m2 green areas have been cultivated
in addition to the central park ( 55 acres ) in the centre of
the city .
6- Industry sector
- There are 510 producing factories with an investment
capital of 682 million pounds and an annual
production value of 381 million pounds which provided
13000 jobs paying 156 million pounds annually.
-There are 97 factories under construction with 115 million
pounds as an investment capital which will provide 3190
jobs paying 26 million pounds annually.
5.3 billion pounds including:
- Housing sector
: 2.2 billion pounds
- Utilities sector : 2.7 billion pounds
- Services sector :
281.8 million pounds
- Agriculture sector : 58 million pounds
- Other investments : 220
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