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Sisi Urges Gov't to Adopt New, Objective Path for Building Process

Sun 29 Nov 2020 | 07:18 PM
Hassan El-Khawaga

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed Sunday the government to draw up a new building system in Egypt, which achieves the governance of urban expansion in line with clear standards, including the engineering designs, construction phases, each building's accommodation of cars and services, and standards of determining the residential buildings' height.

"President Sisi stressed the importance of achieving all these standards to regulate the construction process, urging the government to adopt a new path for the urban expansion based on science and objectivity, ending the slums phenomenon," Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Sisi's instructions came during his meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Presidential Aide for Strategic and National Projects Sherif Ismail, Local Development Minister Mahmoud Sharawi, Housing Minister Assem El Gazzar, Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Ihab El Far, and Amir Sayed Ahmed, the presidential adviser for the urban planning.

The meeting probed the state's efforts to regulate the urban process nationwide.

Sisi was briefed on the efforts and steps taken over the past period in this matter, especially in the governorates of Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria, as well as the suggestions currently discussed to reorganize the urban process according to the new building requirements.

The president also followed the developments of the "Ahalina 3" residential project, urging to annex additional land areas to the project to accommodate more families.