Demolishing obstacles in Cairo, other governorates
Street vendors - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Officials are determined to demolish unlicensed buildings and remove any obstacles in the capital streets, Governor of Cairo Galal el-Saeed told Sada el-Balad Friday morning.

He said they will also remove street vendors on the pavements to restore Cairo’s “civilized form” and will transfer them to specialized places and markets.

Saeed explained the governorate will provide street vendors with land to continue earning their livings, which is expected to host 2,000 vendors at the total cost of 200 million EGP.

The governor also assigned more traffic officials to continue intensified campaigns downtown to withdraw any cars parked in restricted places that cause traffic congestion, Al-Ahram reported Friday.

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim checked in Giza Thursday the security campaign deployed by the security directorate to remove all obstacles from the streets, according to different news websites.

Governor of Giza Ali Abdel Rahman also checked the process of demolishing unlicensed floors from buildings in intense security presence in Al-Haram area, Youm7 reported Thursday.

Rahman said theses operations aim to ban anyone from committing any violations in the field of construction.

Security directorate in Gharbia also removed obstacles from the streets and limited the presence of street vendors. They also filed dozens of citizen claims to people who put obstacles in the road, according to Sada el-Balad Thursday.

In Sohag, authorities managed to remove 51 building that are in violation on agriculture lands and irrigation facilities, Youm7 reported Friday.

In Port Said, authorities organized a campaign to demolish any buildings on state properties, Al-Bawabh News reported Friday.

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