Developing Historic Cairo and The Walk of the People of Egypt projects

Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, held a meeting to follow up the implementation of the “Historic Cairo Development” and “People of Egypt Walk” projects, in the presence of Assem El-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, Ministry of Housing officials, and a consultant to develop the two projects.

At the outset of the meeting, Madbouly stressed the importance of expediting the elaboration of a vision for the institutional entity that will manage the Historic Cairo District, indicating that this entity will have full powers.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister directed to prepare a complete plan for the road and streets network, to approve a traffic plan for the area, and pedestrian paths, and to conduct a comprehensive inventory of the ruined places and the empty areas and their properties. To be used in development work.

He pointed out that the consultancy work for the Historic Cairo Development Project includes reviving heritage buildings of value and re-employing them to integrate them into the historical urban fabric, and rehabilitating buildings of good and medium condition to improve the urban character, while studying the possibility of changing the uses of vacant areas, ruins, and buildings of deteriorating condition that are of no value. According to the needs required to complete the urban fabric, as well as upgrading open and public spaces, traffic and pedestrian paths.

Counselor Nader Saad, spokesman for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, added that the development work is scheduled to begin in the area surrounding the Al-Hakim Mosque, Bab Al-Nasr and Bab Al-Fotouh on an area of ​​14 feddans, and its borders are Al-Jamalia Street in the east, Al-Moez Street in the west and Al-Dabbeya Street in the south, and this will be done in parallel with the first phase of collecting Data on the current situation of the region.

As for the second area that will witness the development work, it is the area south of Bab Zuweila, on an area of ​​8.5 acres, and includes the area confined between Ahmed Maher Street and Al-Darb Al-Jadid in the north, up to Atfah Al-Sobky in the south, and includes the Kasbah Radwan and Al-Khayyameya area up to Hammam Al-Qarbiya, while the third area for the development is the Hara area. Al-Roum and Bab Zuweila, on an area of ​​8 acres, and includes the area behind the Nafisa Al-Bayda Agency until the Al-Rum neighborhood in the north and south, until Ahmed Maher Street and Al-Darb Al-Jadid.

Saad pointed out that the fourth area in which the development will take place is the area surrounding the Al-Hussein Mosque and includes the specific area of ​​Al-Azhar Street in the south and Sayed Al-Dakhli Street in the east and from the west, Umm Al-Ghulam Street and Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Street, and north until the intersection of Qasr Al-Shawq Street with Al-Gamaleya, with an area of ​​13.7 acres, while the fifth area is The Darb al-Labbana area covers an area of ​​10.5 acres, and includes the area of ​​the heart of Darb al-Labana specified by Sikkat al-Kumi Street to the east, al-Mahjar Railway and Salah al-Din Square (Citadel Square) to the south, as well as the part overlooking al-Rifai Street in the west.

In another context, Madbouly followed the executive position of the first, second and third phases of the “Walk of the People of Egypt” project, as well as some challenges and obstacles in some of the project sites, as the meeting witnessed the presentation of appropriate solutions to overcome these obstacles.
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