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Egypt's ministries could be moved out of the capital: PM Mahlab

The Egyptian cabinet is discussing the possibility of moving ministries' headquarters out of congested Cairo

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Jul 2014
Ibrahim Mahlab
Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab speaks during a a televised news conference at his office in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 5, 2014 (Photo: AP)
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Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said at a press conference on Wednesday that the cabinet is considering moving the headquarters of government ministries outside Cairo to be located on the Cairo-Suez road, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

 

The decision should decrease traffic in the already congested city of Cairo.

 

Mahlab said today's meeting tackled several planning projects including those related to Cairo's underground, building tunnels in the canal city of Port Said as well as land reclamation projects across the country.

 

The new cabinet headed by Mahlab was formed by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in June following his inauguration.
 

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expat
18-07-2014 07:24pm
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it would be the wet dream of any government,not longer to be under the pressure of the street,since 25.1.2011 the guys knows,how badly a town neighborhood can work against them but really,does this country doesnt have bigger needs for this money in better places(schools/medical etc?)
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expat
18-07-2014 07:24pm
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sure enough
it would be the wet dream of any government,not longer to be under the pressure of the street,since 25.1.2011 the guys knows,how badly a town neighborhood can work against them but really,does this country doesnt have bigger needs for this money in better places(schools/medical etc?)
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Hoda Nassef
18-07-2014 06:50am
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GREAT NEWS! Downtown is still filled in street blockades, including my street which faces the Ministry of Interior, and I have to go in circles, literally, just to get to the other Midan, which used to be 5 minutes away from my house! Downtown is UGLY now, and putting the ministries outside, will not only lessen the traffic jam, but help us fill the gaps with trees!
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