Ministry of Housing organizes a celebration, on the occasion of the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) receiving the appreciation award in sustainable urban development, which is granted by the United Nations Human Settlements Program 2021 (UN-Habitat), Invest-Gate reports.

The celebration is held in the presence of Erfan Ali, UN-Habitat’s regional representative of Arab States, and Rania Hedaya, Egypt program manager, the ministerial statement reveals.

Assem El Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities asserts that President El-Sisi had provided unlimited support to NUCA, which led to its success in establishing 25 new cities since 2014, noting that its budget amounts to EGP140 bn.

For his part, Ali explains that NUCA’s winning of the award is due to its distinguished role in the social housing program. This program provided 660,000 units to ensure the provision of adequate housing in terms of location, connectivity, affordability, and services, in 21 new cities serving millions of citizens. Furthermore, the program meets the needs of different income segments and provides services to ensure inclusion and integration, including flexible payment plans.

In the same context, Hedaya confirms that NUCA deserves the award, given its role in providing adequate housing and creating integrated urban communities with services and connectivity with roads.

It is worth noting that the original award was handed over to Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister of Housing, representing the New Urban Communities Authority, in Yaounde, Cameroon, during the celebrations of World Habitat Day.