Arts & Culture

Old Cairo Heritage Sites To Undergo Renovations

Old Cairo Heritage Sites To Undergo Renovations

A building from al-Darb al-Ahrmar district, one of those set to be renovated, is seen in this picture, taken on April 29, 2015. ASWAT MASRIYA/Ahmed Hamed
A building from al-Darb al-Ahrmar district, one of those set to be renovated, is seen in this picture, taken on April 29, 2015. ASWAT MASRIYA/Ahmed Hamed

Governor of Cairo Galal Saeed announced Saturday the launch of a new campaign for the development of heritage sites in Old Cairo, reported Egyptian state TV.

The initiative will include the Old Cairo districts of Al-Darb Al-Ahmar, Al-Gamaliya, Al-Helmiya, Al-Sayeda Zeinab and Al-Sayeda Nafisa.

The governor said the initiative will be similar to plans currently being implemented to develop Downtown Cairo.

Cairo governorate has recently been making renovations in Khedeval Cairo, the Downtown district built by Egyptian rulers in the 19th century.

The campaign will kick off Saturday, Saeed said, adding that it will conclude by the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a month from now.

Many have accused the government of neglecting heritage sites in Old Cairo’s neighbourhoods for decades.

The districts include parts of Islamic Cairo — listed as a UNESCO world heritage site — and are home to some of Egypt’s most renowned Islamic monuments.

The initiative aims to renovate heritage buildings and develop the area’s infrastructure by paving streets and sidewalks as well as maintaining the area’s street lighting and removing street vendors.

Art Exhibition Raises Awareness and Funds for Cairo's Street Cats
The Blueprint Pyramid: Egypt's First Complete Pyramid

Subscribe to our newsletter


Arts & Culture
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in Arts & Culture

Siwa’s Shali Village Restoration to Be Complete by 2020

Egyptian StreetsOctober 14, 2018

Tapping Into Spirits and Celebrating Women: Egyptian Zar

Sadig EltiganiOctober 13, 2018

Smuggled Sarcophagus Lid Retrieved at Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait

Nour EltiganiOctober 9, 2018

Darb 1718’s ‘Something Else-Off Biennale’ Kicks Off in November

Henry H.C. WooOctober 7, 2018

10 Lesser-Known Museums in Egypt That Are Worth a Visit

Egyptian StreetsOctober 6, 2018

Two Sandstone Stelae Discovered in Temple of Kom Ombo

Nour EltiganiOctober 2, 2018

Sum of its Parts: Four Egyptian Artists Remind Us of La Joie de Vivre

Henry H.C. WooOctober 2, 2018

The Egyptian Postal System: Oldest Postal System in the World

Nour EltiganiOctober 1, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.