67 families evicted for Giza development project

Sixty-seven families in the Warraq and Imbaba Airport area have been evicted from their homes in preparation for plans by the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Development’s to develop North Giza. The homes are slated for demolition.

Each evicted family will receive a maximum of LE200 in compensation until they are placed in alternative housing. Two phases of the alternative housing units are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. Ministers had initially reportedly promised to evict the families only when the alternative housing units were ready.

Each family will be compensated with LE50 for each room of their house, with the maximum compensation set at LE200. Each family will also receive a letter allocating them one alternative housing unit. The families will, however, have to find temporary housing on their own initiative until the new units are finished

The residents displaced by the ministry were angered by the decision and contacted the Popular Committee for the Defense of the Land of Imbaba for support.

Major General Nabil el-Balteemi, executive director for the housing project, said that the surface area of the new housing units range between 63 and 90 square meters. El-Balteemi also said there will be no compensation for those who have built houses on public land.

Families will be allowed to buy the new housing units by paying installments over a period of 15 years.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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