Essam El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, holds a meeting with a Tunisian delegation led by Sarra Zaafrani, Minister of Public Works and Housing, to showcase Egypt’s achievements in various housing projects, new cities, and development of unsafe districts, Invest-Gate reports.
Egypt is currently witnessing an urban breakthrough and the main goal is boosting the economy and building a quality life for citizens, El-Gazzar notes.
He reveals that Egypt has been developing 24 new urban communities since 2014, which brings up the total number of urban communities across Egypt to 48, based on the Urban Development Strategic Plan 2052.
El-Gazzar remarks that the goal of building new urban communities is to create new economic horizons for Egypt by developing these new communities to be financial and business hubs.
In conjunction with developing new urban communities, Egypt eradicated unsafe slums and built 250,000 housing units to rehouse slum residents, the minister states.
He adds that the housing ministry’s policy comprises providing housing units for all segments of society, including low-, middle-, and high-income citizens.