Egypt’s Local News Digest June 17: Slums represent 20% of Cairo’s total area: CAPMAS
An elderly woman is washing cloths in a shanty town of Buolaq on the outskirts of Giza-based upscale Mohandessin Saturday on Jan 2, 2016. Dozens of local residents were evacuated in September by the Security forces as the government has constructing housing units for them; however, some of evacuated residents have not received their new units yet- YOUM7/ Khaled Kamel.
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CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local stories in Egypt on June 17.

Slums represent 20 % of Cairo’s total area: CAPMAS

Cairo’s informal areas cover about 19,374 feddans (80 sq Kilometers) representing 20 percent of the capital city’s total area, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in a report Thursday.

Sisi, Ismail discuss layout of Knowledge City at new administrative capital

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi met with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail Thursday to review the design and layout of the Knowledge City at the  under construction administrative capital.

Work in Cairo metro line 3 phase 3 to start in July: minister

Transport Minister Galal Saeed announced that the third phase of Cairo Metro line 3 will operate in mid-2019.

He added that work at the second part of the fourth phase will kick off next month.

Parliament to debate value added tax bill mid-July

The House of Representatives will debate the long-awaited value added tax (VAT) bill, which was approved by the cabinet last year.

The VAT is part of governmental financial reform program which includes the introduction of other new tax measures to contain the country’s budget deficit.

Health ministry launches Mobile app to report medicine price hike

Health Minister Ahmed Emad has launched a new mobile application to inform people with the recent increase in the price of medicines.

In May, Egypt increased the price of medicines under EGP 30 by 20 percent in an effort to tackle a shortage in supply.

 

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