Egyptian president urges developing Al-Fustat Park in Old Cairo, increasing green areas

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Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 07:39 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi meets with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Housing Minister Assem El-Gazzar – Presidency

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi meets with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Housing Minister Assem El-Gazzar – Presidency

CAIRO – 17 April 2021: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi urged developing the Al-Fustat Park in Old Cairo and increase the green areas so that it restores its civilizational character as he met with the prime minister and the minister of housing on Saturday.

Sisi during the meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Minister Assem El-Gazzar directed following the modern work paths and mechanisms used to implement national projects during the past years, a statement by the Presidency read.

The president noted that these mechanisms that have been adopted away from the traditional bureaucratic scope of planning and implementation resulted in a considerable and fast actual achievement on the ground at a fast pace and the achievement of developmental results.

The meeting addressed the status of the national projects carried out by the housing ministry especially in terms of the new cities, roads, utilities, housing, services sectors, and slum development, the Presidency said.

Gazzar presented the progress of facilities, establishments and services in the new cities of New Assiut, New Aswan, and New Mansoura, as well as the ongoing development work in the City of Assiut, the Presidency noted.

“Moreover, the meeting discussed the progress of construction works in the New Administrative Capital and its residential neighborhoods, as well as the government district, financial and business district, the central district, and the Green River,” the Presidency noted.

“Housing programs and dorms for workers in Badr City were also touched on,” the statement read.

“The Minister of Housing also showed the progress of work in the New Alamein City and the projects it includes, such as the towers, residential neighborhoods, the Heritage City, the Latin Quarter, the recreation area, and residential compounds, as well as Al-Alamein International University (AIU),” the statement added.

“The President was also updated on the ongoing projects to develop various neighborhoods and regions in Greater Cairo,” the statement read.

The presidency said these projects include the development of the 6th of October district, Geziret El-Warraq and Historic Cairo.

The project of developing Historic Cairo “aims to restore the region’s former glory and civilization and turn it into a sophisticated tourist destination of an ancient architectural character and with integrated services,” the statement read.

These projects are carried out particularly in the area of Ain El-Sira Lake, the vicinity of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and Al-Fustat Park, according to the statement.

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