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Egypt puts up for sale land plots for expats wishing to build cemeteries

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Communities in Egypt has put up for sale cemetery lands for Egyptians abroad in four new cities, priced in dollars, as part of the government’s efforts to counter a severe foreign currency shortage.
This picture shows an aerial view of farmland near the city of al-Khankah in Qalyoubiyah province in the fertile Nile Delta agricultural region, north of Cairo, Egypt, May 28, 2021.

CAIRO — Egypt is currently planning to sell land plots allocated for cemeteries, priced in dollars, as part of efforts to make up for the decline of foreign currency revenues in recent years. 

On June 6, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Communities put up cemetery lands for sale for Egyptians living abroad in four new cities — New Cairo, Badr City, 10th of Ramadan City and New October City — as part of the eighth phase of the Beit al-Watan project, which consists of developing land plots in various new urban communities in Egypt.

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