A total of 383 areas nationwide are unsafe for living, and 29 are "maximum danger" areas located in Cairo, Aswan, Alexandria, Red Sea, South Sinai and Kafr al-Sheikh governorates, Local Development Minister Mohamed Attiya said Monday.
The minister's statments came during a meeting by the state-run Slum Development Fund. The ministers of housing and social insurance, the governors of Cairo and Qalyubiya and the General Federation of Civic Associations chairman attended the meeting.
The minister announced that the fund will, during the current fiscal year, spend LE145 million to develop 41 areas in Gharbiya, Qena, Kafr al-Sheikh, Assiut, Cairo, Marsa Matrouh, Aswan, Luxor, Ismailia, Suez, Alexandria, Fayoum, Port Said, Damietta, Giza and Sohag.
Ali al-Faramawy, the fund's director, said informal housing on Sudan Street in Giza will be replaced with residential units worth LE29 million.
He said LE72 million will be spent on housing in Damietta's Manzala and informal housing in Suez.
Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm