The Egyptian Army Corps of Engineers and Emirati construction company Arabtec held a conference on Tuesday to finalise arrangements to commence building one million residential units for youth, said Colonel Ahmed Ali, spokesman for the armed forces, on his official page.
The project , announced 9 March by former defence minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, falls under the umbrella of the “For Egyptian Youth” initiative, which Al-Sisi launched before announcing his intention to run for president.
The project is expected to be implemented over the next five years and aims to address a shortage of low-income youth housing. The units will be constructed over four stages beginning in December.
Damietta’s governor and the chair of the governorate’s chamber of commerce attended the conference, along with representatives from the construction materials chamber and leading wood and ceramics manufactures.