Alexandria to see slums off by 2030: Governor


Sun, 16 Feb 2020 - 08:55 GMT

A view on the Alexandria coastal line - Flickr/Filip Maljković

A view on the Alexandria coastal line - Flickr/Filip Maljković

CAIRO - 16 February 2020: Alexandria is seeking to say goodbye to slums by the year 2030, with a total budget of LE811 million, the governorate will be reconstructing and modernizing its seven slum areas.

Governor of Alexandria, Mohamed El-Sherif, said on Sunday morning that the governorate has many construction violations, having been accumulating since 2011, in addition to numerous unlicensed buildings.

The governor stressed citizens have to adjust their legal positions in accordance with construction laws and regulations within the given grace period.

He added during his interview with Extra News satellite channel that the plan includes developing electricity and sanitation services, paving streets, planting trees and installing street lights.

Last Dec., a campaign began removing view-blocking barriers and infringements along the Corniche. The governorate also drafted guidelines for issuing and renewing licenses for seaside premises.

El-Sherif, issued a decision to form a committee to stipulate conditions and standards for any new premises on Alexandria's Corniche in an attempt to allow citizens to enjoy the sea view and to restore the “beauty of the Corniche". The governor was quoted as saying "people have the right to see the sea.”



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