Egypt's PM says Sisi orders swift implementation of Fustat parks

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Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 11:29 GMT

Police arrest harassers at Fustat Park on Sunday- Hazem Abdel Samad

Police arrest harassers at Fustat Park on Sunday- Hazem Abdel Samad

CAIRO - 26 July 2020: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said Sunday that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has directed to finalize the project of Old Cairo's Fustat parks as soon as possible.


Madbouli’s remarks came during his inspection of the project of developing the yards of Amr ibn Al-Aas Mosque, accompanied by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Anani, Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawi, and Housing Minister Asem el Gazzar, along with Cairo governor Khaled Abdel Aal and other officials.

The project is planned to mirror Egypt’s long history and restore Cairo's status as an international and regional tourist destination and hub, the prime minister said.

Madbouli was briefed by el Gazzar on the project of developing the yards of Amr ibn Al-Aas Mosque, planned to be the main entrance for the Fustat parks and other tourist religious sites, such as the Religions Complex.

The project, which comes as part of an initiative to develop the districts of Islamic Cairo, plans to turn 590 feddans in the heart of the capital to a central public park that overlooks many historic and archaeological sites and monuments, the statement read.

This view on the historic landmarks makes the park a regional and international tourist destination, the statement read, noting that a number of amusement activities and traditional industries will be available in the parks.

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