Over 7,000 derelict houses renovated by Tahya Misr fund since 2016: Fund

Ahram Online , Tuesday 10 Jul 2018

Egypt's reconstructed homes by the Tahya Misr project (Photo: courtesy of Egypt Tahya Misr)

The Tahya Misr Fund announced on Tuesday that it had concluded the reconstruction of ‎‎7,264 derelict houses in 232 villages in 15 governorates around Egypt, ‎a statement by the fund read. ‎

The project, which started in 2016, cost a total of EGP 200 ‎million.

‎The reconstruction project was initially a protocol of cooperation between the Tahya ‎Misr Fund and the Dar Al-Orman Association.

Dar Al-Orman is a major Egyptian charity organization, which was founded in 1993.‎

The Tahya Misr (“Long Live Egypt”) national charitable fund was established by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in 2014.‎

The two-year restoration programme included houses in Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Sohag, Assiut, Daqahliya, ‎Qena, Beheira, Sharqiya, Menoufiya, Kafr El-Sheikh, Aswan, Luxor, and ‎North Sinai.

Reconstructed houses among the two-year long of the Tahya Misr project (Photo:Courtesy of Tahya Misr)

Fayoum saw the most activity, with 912 houses reconstructed in 29 different villages, according to Tahya Misr. ‎

‎This project aimed to ensure a decent life for more than 35,000 economically ‎disadvantaged people, according to the fund’s statement.‎

‎"The construction of the houses included the restoration of buildings, paving of floors, work on ‎electricity and internal drainage, and erection and repair of roofs. Homes were ‎handed over to the beneficiaries who had a photocopy of their national ID card," the statement ‎read.‎

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