CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced Friday that four cities would be established for the people with special needs, Youm7 reported.
“We will establish a school at the highest level, a hospital, and a club for persons with special needs in the areas nearby Qena, Ismailia, Alexandria and Cairo,” Sisi said during the inauguration of the eighth round of the National Special Olympics at the Air Force Stadium in Cairo.
Sisi asked to fund the cities from money donated to “Long Live Egypt Fund” to be the first project financed by it.
The inauguration was attended by Walia Mstazna shareholders in the fund , the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb and the Pope Tawadros II, and the Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and a number of public figures.
On Dec. 2, the Cabinet announced it was planning to provide consolidated services to persons with special needs, as guaranteed by the 2014 constitution.