Government to invest in Northern Giza's infrastructure

17 December 2007
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has announced the start of a project to build roads, schools and public parks in the north of Giza governorate, to the west of Cairo.

The plan for the area, which is home to about 880,000 people, will be implemented over four years.

Mubarak met Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, Housing Minister Ahmed al-Maghrabi and Transport Minister Mohamed Mansour to discuss the plan.

According to Al-Maghrabi, the project will provide transport links and improve health, education and recreation services in the area.

The plan includes the construction of 40 schools and four parks with a total area of 630,000 square metres.

The ministers declined to say how much money would be spent in Northern Giza.

Mubarak and his ministers also discussed a development plan for the area to the west of the Cairo-Alexandria desert road.

The government will begin by studying whether to build an airport west of Sadat City, between Cairo and Alexandria.

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