Egypt to implement rehabilitation strategy targeted at former slum dwellers

Mon, 26 Dec 2022 - 02:16 GMT

The number of slums nationwide has been 351

Egypt has 6M unlicensed shops, 1.1K slum markets: officials

Sun, 25 Dec 2022 - 01:09 GMT

Chairman of the Urban Development Fund Khaled Sediq told Al Watan newspaper Sunday that 3,033 shops had been built as part of the implementation of a national plan aimed at substituting slum markets with formal ones.

Egypt releases development plan of Warraq Island to become 'Horus City'

Sun, 31 Jul 2022 - 02:43 GMT

The State Information Service (SIS) released the plan set to develop Giza's Al Warraq Island, spanning over 6,360 square kilometers, at a budget of LE17.5 billion.

25 families cleared from 3 slums near Cairo Citadel Aqueduct

Mon, 07 Mar 2022 - 02:22 GMT

Earlier, an entire slum area in the same location was removed.

Cairo's Beni Helal slum area near famous archaeological site entirely demolished

Mon, 14 Feb 2022 - 11:04 GMT

The area consisted of 164 flat-buildings housing a total of 618 families.

Egypt allocates LE44B to upgrade 1.1K informal markets nationwide

Mon, 07 Feb 2022 - 02:36 GMT

Those encompass a total of 306,000 units.

Egypt developed 322 out of 357 unsafe areas as it plans to go slum-free by year’s end

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 11:23 GMT

A total of 322 out of 357 unsafe areas in Egypt have been developed as part of the country’s plan to eliminate slum areas, and replace with new housing units.

Developing unsafe areas in Egypt cost L.E. 44 billion: Slum Development Fund

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 - 12:28 GMT

There are 357 unsafe areas and 200,000 housing units are currently being developed, stated Executive Director of Slum Development Fund Khaled Seddik.

Egypt grants 89 shop owners at slum area $2.1M to move

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 11:36 GMT

Batn Al Baqara slum area was formed in Old Cairo (Medieval Cairo) and housed 2,000 families.

Egypt to inaugurate soon alternative housing project for slum dwellers eastern Cairo

Fri, 14 May 2021 - 09:59 GMT

The project is worth LE853 million.

2K residents of Batn al-Baqara slum to move to fully-furnished units in Asmarat

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 10:46 GMT

A total of 50 families were transferred to new housing units in the new Asmarat city so far.

UN inaugurates solar energy plant in Cairo slum area

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 - 10:09 GMT

A new solar energy plant was inaugurated on Thursday at Tawasol Community School in the impoverished neighbourhood of Istabl Antar, located in the Cairo slum area of Ezbet Khairallah.

107 families living below overhead power lines moved to alternative housing

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 01:53 GMT

After their departure, 61 buildings were demolished.

Egyptian alternative housing project executed by government, civil sector to be completed by end of 2020

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 03:17 GMT

The project is located in the second phase of Salam neighborhood eastern Cairo, and consists of two phases.

Egypt spends LE61B on alternative housing for slum dwellers

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 10:13 GMT

Younes affirmed that all slum areas will be eliminated by the end of 2020.

ET visits ‘Maspero Triangle’ construction site

Sun, 10 Nov 2019 - 02:09 GMT

The duration set to accomplish the project is 18 months and is due to finish in June 2021.

1,770 families relocated from slums to social housing

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 - 03:35 GMT

They were granted fully-furnished apartments.

11 buildings in slum area demolished, 60 families relocated

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 - 09:28 GMT

The Cairo Governorate Municipal Authority demolished on Sunday 11 buildings in Hekr Al Sakakiny slum area after it had relocated residents to Mahrousa 1.

Thousands of slum-dwellers moved to social housing units

Mon, 27 May 2019 - 11:30 GMT

Unlicensed buildings and huts are demolished after the evacuation of the residents.

16 buildings almost demolished after rockfall

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 - 12:23 GMT

The buildings were evacuated once residents reported cracks in the mountain.