CAIRO - 31 January 2021: Worth LE72.6 billion, some 689 housing projects have been implemented across Egypt in the period between 2018 and 2020, Hala el Saied has said.
The planning minister, in an output report Sunday, said 31 percent of the projects have been established in Upper Egyptian and border cities at a total cost of LE 21.8 billion.
The report also pointed to ventures completed over the past two years, including a 310-kilometer Farafrah-Dayrout Corridor in the Upper Egyptian cities of Assiut and the New Valley and a Baggour water plant in the Delta city of Menufiya. One such venture was also a 22.6-kilometer corridor in western Assiut, the report stated, as well as a desalination station in Dabaa.
In Cairo, an Asmarat III project and a Mahrousa I & II project were completed, read the report, which also touched upon water and sanitation projects in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya, the Red Sea city of Hurghada and the Delta city of Zagazig.
About 104 projects have been implemented in Cairo at a total cost of LE 14.8 billion, followed by Giza with 44 projects worth LE 10.7 billion, according to the report.
In Assiut, 26 ventures have been established costing LE 6.2 billion, the report said, adding that LE 5.8 billion have been pumped into 48 projects in Qalyoubiya.
In the Delta city of Sharqiya, 37 projects were completed at a total cost of LE 5.4 billion, followed by Menufiya with 49 projects worth LE 2.9 billion, the report stated.
Twenty-two projects were completed in the Upper Egyptian city of Qena at a total cost of LE 2.5 billion, followed by the Mediterranean city of Matrouh with four projects worth LE 2.3 billion, the report added.
About 423,600 residential units have been established over the past two years, including 172,800 social housing apartments, the report said.
It made it clear that 586,000 citizens have benefited from projects to upgrade shanty towns and unsafe residential areas.
About 1,600 kilometers of roads have been paved and drinking water and sanitation plants have been built over about 1,600 kilometers as part of projects to upgrade existing urban cities, according to the report.
Water and sanitation plants have also been established over 1,900 and 1,100 kilometers in fourth generation cities, the report stated.