100K EGP compensation to vendors over burnt booths in fire   
Street vendors - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Cairo governorate will pay 100,000 EGP ($12,770) to vendors of Torgoman Garage whose booths were damaged in a fire that broke out in their market Tuesday, Youm7 reported Friday.

Dozens of vendors were relocated to Torgoman Garage in August 2014 in a huge campaign by the governorate aiming to “reduce traffic congestion,” prevailing in Egyptian streets.

Many of the displaced last year complained their new booths are far from the pedestrian flow.

In August 2015, the Giza governorate followed Cairo’s footsteps and began displacing street vendors.

Last week, a magnified police campaign removed a total of 3,000 from center of Helwan district, south of Cairo, and relocated them to a new place near metro station in Toshka and Ein Helwan neighborhoods.

The relocated vendors slammed their new site, which lacks toilet facilities. Many of them lamented they have not received their booths.

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