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3.4K families dwelling slums moved to alternative housing project eastern Cairo

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 - 12:03 GMT

The original residences of those families, which were 1,213 flat-buildings, have been demolished.

Cost of developing unplanned areas in Egypt to hit LE318B

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 11:15 GMT

Sediq noted that 40 percent of buildings in urban areas are unplanned.

Deputy governor announces updates on buildings demolishing to expand Ring Road, develop Old Cairo

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 - 12:27 GMT

Compensations worth LE4 billion will be disbursed to 1,380 families, 296 shop owners, and 136 workshop owners.

Basic info about how Cairo will be free of slums by the end of 2021

Sun, 15 Aug 2021 - 12:54 GMT

There will be no slums or hazardous areas in Cairo by the end of 2021, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said Saturday.

Construction cost of 1 alternative housing unit in Egypt is LE450K: official

Sun, 15 Aug 2021 - 09:22 GMT

Sediq added that the cost of constructions in Asmarat alone is LE3.6 billion, while the value of the land on which it is built is LE2.5 billion.

Egypt’s developmental plans turn 6 Cairo slums into attractions

Sat, 03 Jul 2021 - 02:18 GMT

As the state removed slums and unsafe areas, replacing it with appropriate alternatives for residents, features of Cairo governorate have dramatically changed.

Eliminating of Egypt's slums costs LE40B

Sun, 27 Jun 2021 - 03:50 GMT

Siddik said that 357 areas and 1105 random markets have been identified at the level of the Republic, and the construction of the last 45,000 housing units will be completed within two months.

Egypt experience to end unsafe slums became a role model: Executive Director of Slums Development Fund

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 - 12:44 GMT

Egypt experience to end unsafe slums became a role model to other countries according to Khaled Siddiq, Executive Director of the Slums Development Fund.

Video: Former residents of the "Cow's Stomach" slum happy with free furnished apartments in Asmarat

Tue, 11 May 2021 - 10:48 GMT

Former residents of Batn el-Baqara slum area in Old Cairo have expressed gratitude after receiving their furnished apartments in Asmarat City for free.

10 figures indicating Egypt’s progress in developing hundreds of informal settlements

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 01:01 GMT

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.

Why is there a slum called the "Manor of Camel Jockeys" and why did it change into "the City of Hope?"

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 11:57 GMT

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?

“Reviviscence”: documentary features Egypt’s long journey to end slums

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 01:06 GMT

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.

Saving Egyptians from the plague of unplanned construction

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 06:10 GMT

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.

Official reveals cost needed to build 1M residential units per annum in Egypt

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 10:49 GMT

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.

136 families are being moved to Egypt's Asmarat alternative housing neighborhood

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 10:58 GMT

Cairo municipal authority has a target of demolishing 47 buildings housing 56 families and has already bulldozed 31 that used to have 35 families.

Egypt's PM inspects social housing projects for residents of unsafe slums

Sat, 09 Jan 2021 - 12:56 GMT

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.

PM directs speeding up process of furnishing units of social housing projects

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 - 10:56 GMT

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.

Egypt's pres. ratifies $500M social housing loan offered by World Bank

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 01:28 GMT

The agreement was signed on July 5, 2020, and approved by the House of Representatives.

2nd phase of Rawdet Al Sayeda alternative housing launched at LE500M

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 01:50 GMT

The neighborhood offers fully furnished residential units to the former dwellers of a slum area called Tal Al Aqareb in Cairo governorate.

Egypt replaces Red Sea's slums with 1800 housing units

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 - 02:58 GMT

The five residential areas include Zarzara, Safaga, Quseir, Mujahid, and Jabal Al-Afash, in addition to markets, such as the Peugeot parking market.

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