CAIRO - 29 December 2021: Egypt succeeded in raising the urban area to 13.7% of the total area of the Egyptian state in 2021, compared to only 7% in 2014, according to Assem El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing.
Gazzar said in a statement issued on Tuesday evening, that Egypt is close to achieving the urban area target for 2052, which amounts to 14% of the country’s total area; Thanks to the national strategic plan, which aims to double the Egyptian population.
The minister added that most Egyptian cities have aged, without paying attention to their condition, as diseases of aging urbanization mean inability to perform its function, weak infrastructure, lack of control over random growth, and sluggish urbanization, which increases the chances of extension on agricultural lands, which leads to the emergence of ugly urbanization, hence the contribution of new societies to reforming the urban system.
"The new urbanization is like a son that will help the old age. Every new urban community has a role on the scale of sagging cities, and they have become unable to perform their function, and while the new urbanization plays the basic and required role of urbanization, it at the same time allows Opportunity for the old existing architecture, which has been affected by aging, to recover,” he added.