ew Alamein City is a new metropolis in northwest Egypt. It lies on the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 85 km west of Borg El Arab International Airport. Still under construction, New Alamein was conceived by the Egyptian government as a centre for tourism, education and government. The city has its own presidential palace and ministry building. Three universities, fifteen skyscrapers and high rise towers, and 10,000 hotel rooms. Work has begun on Phase II of the New Alamein megaproject, which includes three major hybrid power plants designed to provide electricity for 6 million inhabitants.