Egyptian minister of local development and Cairo governor have checked work to remove rain water and face the wave of unstable weather and torrential rain turning to floods in some areas, which has started on Wednesday evening.
Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mostafa el-Feki, accompanied by Governor of Cairo and MP Ismail Nasr el-Din, officially opened the Princess Khadija Palace in Helwan District in Cairo.
Egypt and Belgium signed an agreement worth LE 16 million to restore and re-employ the Baron Empain Palace as part of the Belgian debt swap.
Since 2008, the government has been adopting a proactive approach toward slums, including establishing the Informal Settlements Development Fund.
Cairo governor Atef Abdel Hamid visited Monday the Maspero triangle to monitor the ongoing demolition of the triangle’s slums.
Cairo has 112 slums, including 60 unsafe areas, containing 4 million citizens, representing 40 percent of Cairo residents, he stated.