The Ministry of Housing announced the ministry will propose 13,000 new housing units in a number of governorates next week as part of a social housing project.
- The Agouza district in the Giza governorate started a new night street cleaning initiative.
The Egyptian Company for the Production of Serums, Vaccines and Medicines signed a partnership contract with the Danish Novo Nordisk insulin manufacturing company. The contract stipulates that Egypt will start manufacturing human insulin through a new production line.
- Haram prosecution has detained four suspects for 15 days pending charges over allegations they are affiliated with the Islamic State group (IS).
Security officials in Cairo governorate are planning to move street vendors from the Ataba and Ramses districts to Torgoman Garage during Eid al-Adha, which is set to start Oct. 4.
- The Ministry of Irrigation announced it will provide water for 100, 000 feddans of the Toshka land reclamation project.
Dozens of workers at the Delta Factory for Iron and Steel in east Shubra el-Kheima started a strike Wednesday and detained the board of directors chair as they demanded to be rehired and receive full workers rights.
- Some 130 people suffocated and fainted after a chlorine gas leak at a water station in Gerga in the Sohag governorate. All but 15 of the afflicted have recovered, and those 15 have remained at a hospital.
The Ministry of Social Solidarity decided to pay pensions for 6.5 million citizens in early October before Eid al-Adha.