The slums near Hurghada will be «relocated from tourist destinations,» said Red Sea Governor Mohamed Kamel.
“Construction of infrastructure for slum resettlement zones will begin in July,” he said.
The event is part of a joint plan by the Red Sea Province and the Slum Elimination Fund (SDF) to improve existing informal housing conditions in the Red Sea Province. The budget for this plan is 60 million Egyptian pounds and includes the improvement of living conditions in the slums of Hurghada, Ras Gariba and Safaga according to the provincial budget for fiscal year 2013-2014.
It is estimated that there are 1,221 slums in the whole of Egypt, in 2012 they were home to about 14 million Egyptians, the annual population growth in these places will be 1.53% from 2011 to 2016, such data are contained in the report of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and statistics (CAPMAS).
Local Development Minister Mohamed Ali Beshr said that «the ministry intends to eliminate slums throughout Egypt» and announced the start of a government plan «to eliminate the worst slums in Cairo and other provinces.»
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