Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem El Gazzar has followed up on work progress of almost 29,496 social housing units (1,194 buildings) located in the extension of Badr City, or “Capital Gardens,” Invest-Gate reports.

El Gazzar indicated that on-site implementation work has exceeded the targeted rate of 26% to reach 38% instead, according to a ministerial statement on September 7.

On the sidelines, the minister toured the city’s commercial area, where he affirmed the necessity to curb building violations and misuse of sidewalks by commercial properties, the statement noted.