Cairo to deliver 7380 homes for slum-dwellers early 2017

Cairo Governorate is planning to deliver 7380 housing units as part of the third phase in Al Asmarat slum-dweller project located in Mokattam district early 2017.

Cairo governor Atef Abdel Hamid said that the third phase of Al Asmarat City was implemented by Tahya Misr Fund (Long Live Egypt) in cooperation with Egypt’s Armed Forces Engineering Authority.

The third phase includes a number of buildings and services institutions aimed to form an integrated services safe community for slums’ residents, Abdel Hamid stated.

The Egyptian official further added that 2017 is scheduled to witness the implementation of many residential projects including the first phase of slum-dweller project in El Shabha and Pharoan regions involving about 7720 residential units.

In addition, the governorate will also inaugurate another slum-dweller project in El Khayala, comprising of 3200 residential units, and two others in Al Mahrousa 1, 2 in El-Salam City, which includes 4776 housing units for each, Abdel Hamid clarified.

Abdel Hamid said that the governorate is to develop Tel Al-Aqareb slum and build a new residential community in cooperation with Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF) and Ministry of Housing.

The governorate will develop  slum-dweller project cooperation with in Central Military Region, to establish a 815-unit housing community on 11, 5 feddans in east Cairo, he added.