165 unsafe areas under development at total cost of EGP 31 bln: Cabinet

MENA , Monday 21 Oct 2019

Total cost of development projects in unsafe areas across the nation amounts to EGP 31 billion, the cabinet's media office said on Sunday.

As many as 165 unsafe areas are under development nationwide to provide 115,935 housing units, according to an info-graphic posted on the center's official website.

Outlining the state's ongoing development efforts in unplanned slum areas nationwide, the center noted that the estimated cost for developing these areas amounts to EGP 318 billion.

The center added that 37.5 percent of Egyptian cities are not planned, extending over a total area of 152,000 feddans.

The government plans to declare the country free of unplanned areas by 2030, the center said

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