The Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities will launch social housing projects in Sohag at a cost of EGP 2.6 bn, as well as sewage and water plants projects for low-income residents.

A total of 4,368 homes have been completed and 3,288 are under construction in New Sohag City, while 3,508 units have been completed in Sohag with 24 others underway, according to Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly.

Additionally, 207 units will be built in the area of El Samakeen in efforts to enhance the informal neighborhoods within the area at a cost of EGP 28.1 mn, Madbouly added.

The planned projects also include construction a water station as part of the Dar El Salam water network, which is expected to be completed in December at a cost of EGP 225 mn, as well as a water plant in Tahta at a cost of EGP 350 mn.

The ministry is also launching a number of sewage projects at a total cost of EGP 250 mn and will be completed in June 2017.