Top 5 Projects in Egypt

Significant population growth is driving the Egyptian government to promote investment in all sectors of the economy. Egypt is the largest construction market in Africa, with more than $350 billion of active projects.

Egypt is the second-most populated country and has the third-largest economy (2019) in Africa. However, it has the largest construction market with almost $350 billion of active projects. The total value of projects under construction is nearly $260 billion, with another $90 billion on the drawing board.

Forty-eight per cent of the active projects are in the real estate sector. The energy and transport sectors take up second and third place with eighteen and seventeen per cent of the active projects. 

The top 5 projects in Egypt currently under construction are:

New Administration Capital

This $58 billion project include the development of residential, commercial, government, entertainment, leisure and transport zones. The client is Administrative Capital for Urban Development, and the lead contractor is  Arab Contractors.

El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant

The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is the client on the 4.8 Gigawatt nuclear plant in the Dabaa district in Matrouh. Russia’s Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division is the lead contractor and licensor for the plant.


Talaat Moustafa Group Holding is developing a 33 square kilometre area in the capital Cairo. The project is developed over ten phases and includes residential, commercial, leisure and retail zones. The lead contractor is Alexandria Construction Company.

Ain Sokhna El Alamein Railway

Developed by the Egypt Ministry of Transportation, the 543-kilometre line will be all-electric, a first in Egypt, and have fifteen stations. The rail line connects various suburbs in Cairo and winds up along the Nile to connect El Alamein and Alexandria. Systra carried out design work, and the main contractors include China Civil Engineering Construction CorporationSamcrete Egypt Engineers and ContractorsOrascom Construction & Arab Contractors.  Siemens AG received the order for rollingstock.

Suez Canal Petro-Refinery Complex

Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company is developing a 2.2 million ton per annum petrochemical facility and a 650 thousand ton petroleum refinery in Ain Sokhna.  Bechtel Corporation is carrying out construction work.  DFC  and the US EXIM Bank is the lead financiers.

If you enjoyed this article, you may also like to read “Top 5 Projects in Nigeria” or “Top 5 Projects in Kenya“.

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