CAIRO: A cooperation agreement to develop slums in three Egyptian governorates was signed with the European Union and German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) on Thursday, said the Manager of Technical Support and Capacity Development Unit in the Fund for Slums Development Sherif el-Gohary.
The agreement aims to carry out several programs to develop slums at the cost of 11 million euros.
The areas scheduled to be developed include al-Matariyyah in Cairo, Bulaq in Giza, Qalyub, Shubra, and el-Khasos in Qalyubia.
Gohary explained that the development program includes improving living standards, fixing problems with unemployment, and improving environment and health issues.
The program will last for five years and the private sector will have an effective role in it.
Originally published in Youm7.