CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi directed Monday the Ministry of Housing to increase the number of housing units for middle-income people from 150,000 to 250, 000 units, according to a presidential statement.
In September 2014, minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly said that the ministry would build a total of 150,000 units for middle-income families over two years nationwide. The project will be built in cooperation with the Egyptian Military Engineering Authority (MEA).
Sisi has launched another housing project of building a million housing units for low-income families; the project was subsidized by the government.
The Ministry has received a total of 16,000 units from the MEA in light of carrying out the project of million housing units; The EMA started the project in 2013 after UAE provided Egypt with financial aid allocated to build 50,000 housing units in Egypt for the low-income people and the youth.
In May 2015, former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab delivered housing units to 1,500 low-income families in Cairo’s Badr City.