15 January 2013

Egypt: Developing Slums National, Humanitarian Goal

Prime Minister Hisham Qandil presided on Monday 14/1/2013 the Slum Development Fund meeting within the framework of the government's efforts to develop slums, provide decent life and appropriate housing for Egyptians.

The ministers of local development, finance, insurance and social affairs, housing, planning and international cooperation and electricity attended the meeting as well as the governors of Cairo and Giza.

Qandil asserted that the government gives priority to develop slums as a means of achieving social justice.

Local Development Minister Mohamed Ali said that the government allocated LE 4 bns to develop slum areas within 10 years.

The cabinet agreed on a development plan that includes developing eight projects in six governorates; Beheira, Port Said, Damietta, Giza, Suez and Fayoum, he said. The meting also reviewed the completed projects that covered 51 areas.

Meantime, Qandil embarked a surprise inspection tour of Nile bus stations.

The premier took the bus, talked to people and listened to their complaints and proposals for improving Nile transport services.

Moreover, Qandil held a meeting with Cairo Governor and Public Transport Authority Chairwoman to tackle ways to develop river transport services to be an additional means beside public transport buses.

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