Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development Mostafa Madbouly - File Photo
CAIRO – 10 July 2017: Port Said will be announced as the first governorate in Egypt free of slums by the end of 2017, according to statements made Sunday by Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly.
Madbouly told the CBC Extra news channel during a tour to open number of projects that phase three of the social housing project has begun. The first and second phases of the housing project included 6,800 housing units.
“The third phase will include 9.000 housing units, and the whole project is scheduled to be finished within a year,” Madbouly said, adding that the “new residential city is going to be finished very soon, complete with the required infrastructure. This will eliminate the issue of slums in the governorate.”
Several projects have been approved by the government over the past period within its strategy to overcome the widespread slums crises in Egypt’s governorates and cities.
Last May, Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) fund, founded by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced a LE 100 million deal ($5.54 million) with Orman Charity Association, to develop 3,200 houses across 100 poor villages.
In April, Governor of Cairo Atef Abdel Hamid, announced that the government has about thirteen projects to eliminate slums with an estimated cost of LE 12 billion ($ 670 million), which will include 62.000 housing units.