Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamid in the middle of the photo – courtesy of the public relations department of Cairo governorate’s Facebook page
CAIRO – 9 April 2018: Cairo governor Atef Abdel Hamid said Monday that the ongoing demolition of the Maspero triangle’s slums will be finished in two weeks.
Abdel Hamid visited the triangle Monday to monitor the demolition. He affirmed that the government has started the procedures of relocating residents to the Tahya Misr residential complex (Al-Asmarat district), or other units.
The government has been demolishing houses and shops in the Maspero triangle since March in an attempt to redevelop and modernize the three streets of 26 July, Cornich el-Nil, and Galaa.
Earlier in April, deputy governor of Cairo, Mohamed Ayman, said that all the residents of the triangle have been compensated for the demolished properties. According to Ayman, the government has rehoused 454 families in Al-Asmarat district.
FILE - Tahya Misr residential complex (Al-Asmarat district)
Ayman stated that 2,925 families have been financially compensated. The government would also allow 800 families to rent new houses in the triangle after redevelopment, adding that the 800 families were paid money equal to the value of three years’ rent in advance.
Ayman also affirmed that 700 shopkeepers were compensated for their demolished properties, with values varying from one shop to another according to its place and size.