Mariout Hills Development, specialised in the establishment of sustainable cities, is preparing to establish the first sports medicine city in its sustainable city project in the North Coast with a total investment of EGP 162m.
Ahmed Hassan, chairperson of Mariout Hills, said that the sports medicine city will include the largest international centre for sports camps in the Middle East, as well as units and centres to discover and qualify talents in all individual and group games.
Hassan noted that the city will be inaugurated within two years.
“The sports centre will be ready to receive three football teams at a time, with a capacity of 100 people per day, and provide the most modern means of preparation, physical equipment, hospitalisation, rehabilitation, and specialised medical treatment. The city is characterised by a decreased carbon footprint in order to be the perfect place to host athletes,” Hassan said.
Furthermore, Hassan predicted that the sports medicine city will receive about 18,000 athletes annually from Africa and northern Europe, and plans to include an accredited centre of international associations for the detection of steroids.
On the other hand, the sports medicine city will comprise of two specialised centres. The first will specialise in the treatment of stadium injuries, knee and spine and physical rehabilitation, and women’s care and beauty, and it will be called Nefertiti. The second centre will be dedicated toward caring for senior citizens and the hospitalisation for the treatment of aging diseases, and psychological rehabilitation as well as special units for Alzheimer cases, he pointed out.
Furthermore, Hassan elaborated that the sports camps are part of the eco-development Ecocity project, located on an area of 200 feddan in Alamein City, and contains a community which combines housing and accommodation, tourism and health services, educational, medical and recreational services, and sports investment. It is located in the northern coast of the Alamein area in 83 km.