Plans are set to develop unsafe slum areas across the country as part of a collaboration between the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and New Urban Communities with the Slum Development Fund and the Engineering Syndicate, Invest-Gate reports.

A joint committee is expected to be formed, including representatives from all parties who will be assigned to supervise construction developments, decide on areas to develop, and set a schedule for construction and an executive plan, according a released statement.

The Slum Development Fund will be assigned to provide databases containing information and maps of slums expected to be developed and provide finances for the project, while the Engineering Syndicate will be assigned to follow up on soon to be commenced in slums in Cairo & Giza through a collaboration with Egyptian universities and governorates’ consultants.

ِAround 54 slum areas have been developed last year in Cairo & Giza by the Egyptian Armed Forces Engineering Authority at a total cost of EGP 500 million. Egypt is host to six million citizens living in 1200 slum areas across the country, as Sky News Arabia previously stated.