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CAIRO – 13 December 2017: The Slums Development Fund finished around 60 percent of development works of slum areas in Dakahlia governorate, head of the fund Khaled Sedik said Tuesday.
In a meeting with governor of Dakahlia Ahmed Shaarawi, Sedik said that they are developing four areas in the governorate, where they have finished installing new high power voltage cables at the cost of LE 92 million ($5.1 million).
Several projects have been approved by the government over the past period within its strategy to resolve the widespread slum crises in Egypt’s governorates and cities.
Approximately 850,000 citizens are residing in slum areas across the country. Since 2014, the Ministry of Housing has addressed this challenge by constructing 20,000 homes in safe areas, worth LE 3 billion, and 74,000 more units are being implemented, worth LE 14.5 billion.