> scale of autonomy
new Sohag was established by presidential decree (196/2000).It is 18 Km far from Sohag city.
The total area of the city is 30.8 thousand acres of which 7000 acres are built up area.
686 housing units have been implemented by New Urban Communities Authority.
696 social housing units (29 buildings) have already been implemented and 6960 (290 buildings) are planned.
The new town is expected to host a population of 420 thousand inhabitants.