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.