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Egypt to develop major Cairo slum despite concerns of residents

Residents of Cairo's Maspero Triangle neighborhood are being asked to vacate their homes to make way for a new development project.

Egypt is moving ahead with a development project that will demolish a major slum in the heart of Cairo. Residents are concerned about relocation and whether they can afford to remain in the area once development works are complete.

The Maspero Triangle is a decades-old informal area close to the Nile River and behind the Foreign Ministry and the Maspero Radio and Television building. It's home to numerous small workshops and neighborhood shopping malls as well as five-star hotels along the Nile Corniche.

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