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Behind the scenes of Egypt’s project to face-lift Khedivial Cairo

The Egyptian state has started unifying the facades of buildings and shops in the downtown area of ​​Khedivial Cairo.
TOPSHOT - This picture taken on March 8, 2019 shows a view of the central Talaat Harb square in the Egyptian capital Cairo's downtown district. - Cairo's unique downtown district, with its elegant centuries-old, European-designed buildings, is wrestling to preserve its cultural heritage as the government prepares to move offices to a new desert capital. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

CAIRO — The Egyptian government is seeking to breathe new life into the historical downtown area of Khedivial Cairo. In coordination with the Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities, the National Organization for Urban Harmony and a number of Egyptian state institutions, Cairo governorate started painting the facades of buildings and shops in the area in one unified color. This comes in the wake of the completion of the development works at the buildings and stores in Tahrir Square.

The initiative to unify the facades of buildings in Khedivial Cairo was launched by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with the aim to develop and preserve the cultural and heritage aspect of the downtown area.

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