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Egypt reclaims land for new port city, but environmental concerns loom

Egypt is constructing a new port city near Alexandria by reclaiming land from the Mediterranean Sea, but the project has sparked fears over negative environmental impacts.
People look out over the Mediterranean Sea from the coastline of Alexandria, Egypt, May 21, 2016.

CAIRO — Construction workers and engineers are working day and night, depositing hundreds of tons of soil into the sea to lift a brand new city out of the Mediterranean.

Called "New Abu Qir," it is being built east of the northern coastal city of Alexandria.

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