The Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF) has released important figures on the development of unplanned areas in Egypt as part of an ambitious plan to relocate inhabitants of hazardous areas and develop others areas.
It would be strange for a non-Egyptian that an area in Cairo called the Manor of Camel Jockeys had its name changed due to the notoriety of its original name. How did the Manor of Camel Jockeys get such a bad reputation, prompting the renaming into the City of Hope?
Shedding light on Egypt's long journey to end unsafe slums crises, DMC channel produced a 29-minute documentary that reviews how housing projects such as Asmarat and Bashar El khier were a live saving step for more than 150K citizens and families.
Almost half of Egypt’s constructed buildings in cities and villages is declared by the state as “unplanned”, with thousands of buildings being built without licenses. Of these thousands, a large number of buildings do not comply with safety regulations or can even threaten the safety of aviation for being illegally too tall.
The official was commenting on the statements the president made Saturday on the needs resulting from overpopulation as almost 2.4 million are born every year.
Cairo municipal authority has a target of demolishing 47 buildings housing 56 families and has already bulldozed 31 that used to have 35 families.
The 230-feddan project, cost EGP 1.7 billion, is planned to have 134 buildings, including 4800 flats, 475 administrative units, and 292 commercial ones.
Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli directed on Thursday speeding up the process of furnishing the residential units of the housing projects of developing unsafe slums in Cairo.
The agreement was signed on July 5, 2020, and approved by the House of Representatives.
The neighborhood offers fully furnished residential units to the former dwellers of a slum area called Tal Al Aqareb in Cairo governorate.
The five residential areas include Zarzara, Safaga, Quseir, Mujahid, and Jabal Al-Afash, in addition to markets, such as the Peugeot parking market.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli presented on Monday the challenges facing the Egyptian state and the key projects undertaken to mitigate their impact.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Sunday urged continuous state efforts and projects to develop unsafe slums in the capital, Cairo, to secure appropriate housing units for citizens, the Egyptian Presidency said.
Touring the housing project of Asmarat, which gives an alternative accommodation for residents of unsafe slums, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday has followed up one of the nurseries in the project and joined children while they were singing and watching a puppet show.
This program, which was launched by President Sisi over the past six years, aims at serving ordinary Egyptians and offering good services to them.
Alexandria is seeking to say goodbye to slums by the year 2030, with a total budget of LE811 million.
Sisi's remarks came to ensure a decent life for slum dwellers and provide them with better services.
"More than half a million citizens have so far benefited from slum development,"executive director of the Development Fund for Slums Khaled Siddiq said.
Egypt Today tracks the complete makeover of the area that had been crudely-built shacks, before it was re-constructed in 2018.
Developing Egypt’s unsafe informal areas is expected to end by June 30, according to parliamentarian Amr Abu al-Yazeid's statements to Egypt today on Monday.