Egypt's cabinet approves demolition of defunct NDP headquarters

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Apr 2015

Egypt's armed forces will be responsible for demolishing the main Cairo headquarters of the former ruling National Democratic Party in Downtown Cairo, following cabinet approval

File Photo: Boats sail past the burned out headquarters of former President Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP), on the banks of the Nile in Cairo June 12, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

The Egyptian cabinet announced its approval Wednesday of demolishing the main downtown headquarters of the former ruling National Democratic Party.

Cairo governorate will oversee the demolition process that will be carried out by the Egyptian Armed Forces' Engineering Authority.

The cabinet had announced in March 2014 that the headquarters would be demolished and the space given to the adjoining garden and buildings of the Egyptian Museum.

The NDP headquarters was torched 28 January 2011 during mass protests demanding the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak.

Mubarak was forced to step down 11 February 2011. He has since been trialed on several charges, including the killing of peaceful protesters, but has been acquitted of most of them.

The NDP was dissolved by court order in April 2011 and its assets seized over by the state.

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