Endowment Minister to open Khamis market for street vendors
Minister of Religious Endowments Mokhtar Gomaa - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Minister of Religious Endowment, Dr. Mokhtar Gomaa will hold a meeting with the ministry officials  Sunday to discuss what the General Authority for Endowments can offer to street vendors ‘problem and ways to find more job opportunities for youth, MENA reported on Friday.

The meeting is scheduled to discuss the completion of the “Khamis” market, operated by the GAE and located at Cairo’s northern district of Matariya, MENA added.

Gomaa will also discuss establishing other markets in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Minya along with other major cities in Cairo and Alexandria.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Gomaa visited the Khamis market Friday to finalize the outline of the market and the partitions allocated to the street vendors who are to be transferred to it upon inauguration, Al Ahram reported.

Mahlab ordered the removal of any encroachments on the lands of the Ministry of Endowments. He also visited the multi-story garage in Turguman nearby Ramsis Square and checked preparations to move street vendors from downtown to it, al-Ahram added.

The government has launched a campaign to remove encroachments caused by street vendors in different governorates.

In Upper Egypt’s governorate of Wadi Gedid, Security forces were able to remove several wooden kiosks that were illegally installed by street vendors in major streets while in Alexandria, police was able to reopen Mostafa Kamel Street which was closed off by street vendors.

In Cairo’s southern district of Helwan, security forces carried out a comprehensive campaign and removed encroachments of street vendors, al-Wafd reported.

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