Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly asked that development for Tahrir Square commence as soon as possible, as part of the government’s efforts to develop the historic Cairo area.
Tahrir Square is one of the most famous squares in Egypt and even worldwide, the Minister said, and the government will work to develop the square into a tourist site. According to Madbouly, plans for Tahrir Square’s development include installing a 19-meter obelisk in Tahrir square, paving the roads and maintain lampposts.
Madbouly added that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered to develop Cairo and relocate the ministries and governmental administrative headquarters to the New Administrative Capital by 2020, allowing Cairo to return to becoming a historical, cultural, touristic and archaeological center for Egypt.
The government has already implemented several projects in Cairo and developed the slums, he said.
Madbouly had previously met on September 2018 with the ministries of planning, transportation and communications to discuss relocating the ministries’ headquarters into the New Administrative Capital. He asserted that the government would build 10,000 housing units for the governmental staff in Badr city away from the Administrative Capital at around seven kilometers.
The government would sell the units at cost price and through flexible payment systems.