Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said the government will earmark EGP 107 million for developing shanty towns in Port Said governorate within 18 months.
Qandil approved a project to develop 400 units for selling used furniture in El-Arab district in Port Said, at a total cost of EGP 12 million.
He also okayed the establishment of a complex for second-hand products on a 35,000-meter area south of El-Qanal district.
The premier also approved a plan to set up 176 different units, including 160 units for second-hand furniture.
Qandil's decision is part of the government's efforts to develop slums in line with the January 25 Revolution's goals aiming at achieving social justice and providing good living conditions for citizens.