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Egypt implements $1.8bn social housing units in 6th of October City

Egypt’s New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) is implementing 116,000 units in 6th of October City as part of the social housing project allocated for the middle-income bracket with total cost of 16 billion Egyptian Pounds (US$$1.8bn).

A total of 42,700 units are being built in the Bahariya Oasis, Minister of Housing Mustafa Madbouly said.

The project includes four schools, four health care units, four units related to social service issues, a hall for special occasions, and places of worship alongside a playgrounds, a hospital, parking areas, two police stations, and a public market, he added.

A number of main roads in the city are also being developed, including the Bahariya Oasis road and South Dahshour road, he highlighted. The development process includes replacing all surface intersections with bridges, in addition to expanding the South Dahshour road. The development of the roads in the area is estimated to cost  2.1 billion pounds.

“The second phase of the water plant in 6th of October City, which will be capable of processing 400,000 cu m per day, is being implemented and is scheduled to enter operation in 2018,” said the minister. “The plant will meet the needs of the expansion projects and support development projects in the city, as well as feed all social housing project areas.”

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