PM: Development has to continue in line with anti-coronavirus measures

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Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 03:09 GMT

FILE - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli

FILE - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli

CAIRO - 27 April 2020: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said on Monday that development and businesses have to continue in line with all preemptive and precautionary measures taken to adapt to the existence of the novel coronavirus until a vaccine or final treatment is introduced.

The premier made the remarks at the conclusion of his inspection tour of a number of projects being carried out in various areas in Cairo.

He was accompanied by the ministers of tourism and antiquities, local development, and housing, along with the Cairo governor and representatives of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority.

Madbouli said the aim of the tour was to inspect several development projects being implemented in Cairo and to follow up the removal of unlicensed buildings that have been constructed in an attempt to exploit the State’s preoccupation with the coronavirus pandemic.

In this regard, the prime minister directed the Cairo governor to immediately demolish such buildings, stressing that the State will not tolerate any unpermitted construction while it exerts much effort to establish new roads in a bid to reduce congestion.

He added that the tour included a visit to Ain El-Sira region and surrounding areas in Old Cairo.

The premier highlighted his tour of Tahrir Square, where he saw for himself development works that are about to come to an end.

He also pointed out to his visit to the so-called “Maspero Triangle” near downtown Cairo, and the construction works being carried out there.

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