Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Mostafa Madbouly has signed a protocol with Minister of International Cooperation Sahar Nasr to formulate a strategic development plan titled Alexandria 2032 project, reported Invest-Gate.

The project is led by cooperation between the UN program and the Housing Ministry that aims to develop the governorate of Alexandria in the upcoming 15 years to include the increase of residential units, to link the governorate to Borg El Arab City, and to enhance slum areas.

“The plan also aspires to construct and develop workers’ skills in the regional center for urban and housing development in Alexandria,” said Nasr. She also stated that the development plan will include the United Nations, the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, and water sector.

Several areas in Alexandria will feature “social housing, water, and rural sanitation projects, along with basic foundations as part of the development plan,” added Nasr.

Madbouly confirms, “The rate of implementing social housing units in Alexandria has doubled in the past years.” Any upcoming social housing project will only take a year in the development process, according to the minister.