Egypt has recently been in the international spotlight for the Rod El-Farag Axis; the bridge was officially recognised by Guinness World Records for being the widest suspension bridge. Egypt is currently planning to set yet another record by constructing the largest medical city in the Middle East and Africa. The medical city will be a whopping 109 acres in size, will be located in Badr City, and will be called CAPITAL MED.
The Chairperson of the Badr City Authority stated that the “The medical city will include 13 different specialised medical institutes with a capacity of 2,000 beds, a landing strip for flying ambulances, an educational hospital, and natural healing gardens, as well as a plant nursery.”
This project will cost an estimated 20 billion EGP, with 90 % of the project’s investment being of Egyptian origin. Accordingly, the project will likely boost our beloved Egypt’s GDP. According to a press release published by CAPITAL MED “CAPITAL MED will provide the best the world has to offer in Healthcare with international standards, quality based, comprehensive and evidence based medical services. Every single phase starting from
design, establishment, equipping, staffing, and operation adherers strictly & is audited by the highest JCI
standards. The project secures 10,000 to 13,000 job opportunities.”
Mohammed Suliman, General-Secretary of Badr University, stated that the first phase of the project will be completed within 30 months from the starting date. The project will be fully completed after five years of construction,
It was also mentioned that 10% of the city’s total capacity would be dedicated to the people in need, claiming that the project’s principal goal is to provide the best medical services for both Egyptians and foreigners of all demographics.