This Program Will Make Port Said the First Slum-Free City in Egypt!
Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, just announced that Port Said will become the first slum-free city in Egypt; while inspecting several projects established in Port Said including schools, hospitals, and industrial zone. The government plans to replace all slums with 80,000 housing units during the 2018/2019 fiscal year as part of the “Development of Slums” program. Moreover, the government is determined to develop 1,100 market slums across Egypt in the upcoming four years.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has pledged to tackle housing problems in Egypt, and a plan was set to develop many unsafe areas in Cairo, which has the majority of Egypt’s slums, and to re-house residents of Egypt’s most dangerous slums. Cairo governorate and the new Urban Communities Authority signed two cooperation protocols last July; agreeing to develop the area of El-Mawardi and Al-Sayeda Zeinab.