Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood destroyed around 5,000 meters of landscaping around Mostafa Mahmoud Mosque during recent clashes, according to Giza Governor Ali Abdelrahman, who says he has documents supporting this.
In a statement Wednesday, Abdelrahman brought up the issue of re-landscaping the square and surrounding streets, in Giza’s Mohandiseen neighborhood, and expanding existing landscaping. He said the proposed plan would cost 4 million EGP ($570,000).
The project will be implemented in two phases, in addition to changing the irrigating system to rely on artesian wells and bonding these well to the water network instead of irrigating the landscaping with drinking water. This can save the water to satisfy the needs of citizens in surrounding areas and prevent wasting large amounts of water, he said.
He added they will start to rebuilt the parts of pavements and re-tile the sidewalks with concrete tiles.
During this, the governor checked the ongoing work in Nahda Square and assured that the Arab Contractors Company finished its work restoring the “Egypt’s renaissance” sculpture, and now they are working on the walls of Cairo University and tiling the sidewalks.
The governor confirmed that these works are being done in conjunction with the project of establishing a new walking bridge in Tharwat Street, which will hopefully alleviate pedestrian traffic. He also hopes the work will be completed before the school year stars at the end of September.
The governor commissioned the Arab Contractors Company to raise any obstacles in front of traffic, intensifying the work and speeding the delivery of these works.
Translated from Youm7.