According to a recent report by Ahram Online, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has ordered renovation works to begin on Egypt’s iconic Tahrir Square in Downtown Cairo as part of the Historic Cairo Project.
Cooperation between the Ministry of Housing and the Supreme Council of Antiquities began on the prime minister’s directive to turn the historic location into a tourist destination. The plan is underway to relocate all state buildings from Downtown Cairo to the New Administrative Capital by 2020.
Tahrir Square was first established in the 19th century and was called Ismailia Square back then. Following the 1952 Revolution, the monarchy was abolished and the square was renamed to its current name.
In both the 2011 and the 2013 revolutions, protesters chose Tahrir Square to be the centerpiece of their struggle for their belief in a better Egypt. Indeed, it is one of the defining landmarks of the Egyptian homeland and a place that instills inspiration in the hearts of Egyptians.
With all state and ministerial buildings relocated from Downtown Cairo, officials are set to return the region into a historic as well as cultural cornerstone of modern day Egypt.