General Ahmed Rashed, Governor of Giza, accompanied by Maya Morsy, Chairman of the National Council for Women, opened on Sunday a legitimate market for street vendors in the crowded Bulaq al-Dakrour district - Press photo
CAIRO - 20 October 2019: General Ahmed Rashed, Governor of Giza, accompanied by Maya Morsy, Chairman of the National Council for Women, opened on Sunday a legitimate market for street vendors in the crowded Bulaq al-Dakrour district.
Souq Zenein Al-Hadary, translated as Civilized Zenein Market, includes 116 properly prepared places for street vendors.
The governor confirmed that Zenein market comes within the governorate's plan to develop slummy and unsafe markets, adding that the first phase has been completed in cooperation with the Informal Settlements Development Fund.
The Ministry of Interior removed in January unlicensed markets and street vendors surrounding the Tomb of political leader Saad Zaghloul. The vendors had occupied the streets and blocked the roads, crippling the movement of vehicles and pedestrians.
The police filed against the vendors 55 reports of operating unlicensed shops, roads occupation, and environmental pollution.
Giza Governor in October last year announced establishing a market for street vendors near Sayeda Aisha Square in the value of LE 2 million ($112,360) and that constructions will be completed soon.
The market is part of a plan to renovate the square located in Khalifa neighborhood in the value of LE 60 million ($3 million).
In April 2015, dozens of street vendors in Ramses Square were moved to a neighboring parking lot at the Ahmed Helmy bus station.
In October 2015, a total of 3,000 vendors were removed from the center of Helwan and were relocated near metro stations in Toshka and Ein Helwan neighborhoods.