President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ordered the government on Sunday to scale up its slum improvement efforts nationwide to ensure a decent life for slum dwellers and provide them with better services , the Egyptian presidency said.
According to the presidency's statement , El-Sisi made his directives during a meeting on Sunday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Assem el Gazzar and Presidential Adviser for Urban Planning Amir Sayed Ahmed.
Gazzar briefed the president on the ongoing efforts to improve shanty areas and support social housing projects in a sustainable manner that takes into account the families' social needs in terms of education, healthcare and entertainment, according to a statement by Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
He also spoke about the implementation of an urban development plan to revamp historic Cairo by supporting commercial, cultural and tourist activities at heritage and archaeological sites and restore several areas including Maspero Triangle, Magra el-Oyoun wall and Ain al-Hayat neighborhood in the vicinity of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
Moreover, the meeting took up the progress of construction and housing projects in the New Administrative Capital, including major utilities, the business district and the Green River.
It also tackled the implementation of the 4G cities and water treatment plants under-construction nationwide, the spokesman noted.