Egypt's Prime Minister follows up development works of Maspero Triangle, Tahrir Square



Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 02:09 GMT


Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 02:09 GMT

Slums where people used to live in before being displaced to Asmarat - File Photo

Slums where people used to live in before being displaced to Asmarat - File Photo

CAIRO - 27 April 2020: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli made an inspection tour on Monday of the development project of Maspero Triangle accompanied by ministers of antiquities and tourism, local development and housing and Cairo governor, among others.

Madbouli ordered to swiftly complete housing works of units allocated for families who will return to live in the area located in Cairo.

The project includes three residential buildings, two allocated for former dwellers of the triangle who wish to return to the area.

Each building will include ground-floor parking, one floor for commercial uses in addition to 16 residential floors and ten elevators.The third building includes ten residential floors, in addition to a shopping center.

The Maspero Triangle, which covers an area of 77 acres, has long been home to slums.

Residents were asked to choose between receiving financial compensation and relocating to the Asmarat district or staying in other homes until development is complete.

Madbouli aslo toured Tahrir Square and inspected development works implemented there. He directed officials to swiftly contract with a security company to secure development works carried out at Cairo’s main square.

He also gave orders to contract a maintenance firm to conduct maintenance regularly.

Madbouli was posted on a detailed explanation about development works that are based on featuring a Pharaonic design at Tahrir Square, where a Pharaonic obelisk was moved and is set to be surrounded by four ram-headed sphinxes.

He also tour of development projects of Ain El-Sira groundwater lake and surrounding areas in Old Cairo. Madbouli directed to increase works to complete the 265,000-square meter project as soon as possible with the adoption of all preventive measures to counter the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

In May 2016, President Sisi promised to move all those living in slums to new flats over 3years as part of an ambitious project expected to cost about LE 14 billion ($790 million).

In the same context, the Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) Fund, launched by Sisi in 2014, has been working on a three-phase strategy to eliminate Egypt’s shantytowns and re-house slum residents, including those living in Doueyka, Establ Antar and EzbetKhair Allah. The project includes 15,000 housing units to re-house 60,000 slum residents. The first two phases of Tahya Misr are comprised of 12,000 flats. The third phase opened in 2017 and is comprised of 20,000 flats.



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