Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi demanded the speedy implementation of the Historic Cairo project and compensation for “the occupants and the affected.”
Madbouly said that Sisi was assigned to start implementing the project immediately, as the Army’s Engineering Authority would undertake the implementation in coordination with the project’s consultants.
The Prime Minister instructed the governor of Cairo “to determine the boundaries of the areas covered by the development process, the existing properties, establishments and their uses, while compensating the eligible occupants in kind with an alternative unit or financially, or by giving them the cost of renting alternative housing until the completion of the development work, after which they can return, as happened in the past.” The case of developing the Maspero Triangle area, or in the Tal al-Aqrab area, which was turned into a kindergarten.
Egypt is working to develop the Historic Cairo area by developing the movement and access axes, by creating a linkage axis from north to south linking the geographical space of Historic Cairo with its metropolitan areas to confirm the historical continuity of Cairo, and to reorganize vehicle traffic on the wider scale of the historic city, while improving the road network The provision of parking areas for cars, while being careful not to sever the Old City’s links with traffic axes.
It includes the rehabilitation and restoration of the residential area around the Al Hussein Mosque, the Khan Al Hussein handicraft area, the construction of a mechanical garage and the development of the area on Al-Azhar Street, the Darb Al-Labana area, the Bab Zuweila area, and the Al-Hakim Mosque area, God willing.
An architectural rehabilitation of the Al-Hakim Mosque area, on an area of 52 thousand 2 square meters, which includes the establishment of heritage hotels to revive old and exhausted agencies, the establishment of a multi-storey garage, a main square, the Cairo wall activities square, restaurants and tourism and commercial activities.
Source: The Seventh Day