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Sisi plans urban face-lift for Egypt's cities

The Egyptian government is enforcing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s controversial order to paint real estate properties in one color.

CAIRO — The Egyptian governorates, headed by Cairo governorate, started Jan. 19 implementing the government's decision to paint building facades in a unified color for a more modern and "civilized" look. The decision stirred controversy among citizens on the costs involved.

The color white was selected for the coastal governorates, light beige for the governorates in Upper Egypt and dark beige for Greater Cairo.

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