CAIRO: Founder of Who Loves Egypt Campaign Hussein Hassan demanded the Cabinet to solve problems of the six million graveyard dwellers through the contributions of businessmen since the state budget is not enough, he said in a press statement Tuesday.
The campaign visited a number of cemeteries where hundreds of thousands of people struggle to survive in the city of the dead, while dreaming to have their own houses away from organized crime, theft and poor sanitary conditions.
The campaign spokesperson Ibrahim Mattar said the phenomenon spread due to the economic, social, and cultural crises in Egypt formed in the light of poverty and unemployment.
Mattar said these communities produce dangerous ideas attributed to religion regarding violence and crime and demanded the media to inform the public about this crisis and suggesting vital solutions for it, Youm7 reported.
Social housing projects are a top priority for Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahalb’s new government since March.
France signed financing agreements worth 137 million Euros with the Egyptian government to develop low-income neighborhoods, the French Embassy in Cairo said in a statement Tuesday.
Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said the military will construct one million housing units for low-income citizens within five years, in cooperation with UAE construction company Arabtec, the military spokesperson Ahmed Ali announced on March 9.
Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities activated the Central Bank’s initiative that was announced March 23 to provide 10,000 housing units for low-income citizens in thirteen new cities through Egypt in cooperation with Mortgage Financing Fund, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
Additional reporting by Ennas Al-Banna.