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Historic Cairo regains its ancient glory

The Egyptian government is reviving Historic Cairo to make a unique tourist attraction.
The street along the carved minaret of Al-Hakim Mosque is deserted on the first day of a two-week night-time curfew imposed by the authorities to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Cairo, Egypt, March 25, 2020.

CAIRO — Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly discussed Nov. 16 the latest developments in the projects of reviving Historic Cairo with the head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, Maj. Gen. Ihab al-Far, and the CEO of the Urban Development Fund, Khaled Siddiq.

Far stated that the projects prioritize five main areas: the area surrounding Al-Hakim Mosque, the area south of Bab Zuweila, the area of Haret al-Roum and Bab Zuweila, the area surrounding Al-Hussain Mosque and the Darb al-Labana area.

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