FJP 2011 Program on Urban Development
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ousing and Urban Development
- Redistributing of population and development on most of the homeland’s area, depending on natural resources.
- Developing innovative models for the design and construction of low-cost, environment-friendly housing, facilities and utilities which rely on local building materials and new technologies.
- Reviewing the policies of support for the shift from subsidising certain items, including housing products – which often do not reach deserving citizens – to direct support of citizens to finance their homes.
- Restructuring real estate tax policies to support the implementation of the strategy to get out of the Nile Delta valley to the new regional growth areas.
- Re-planning of slums in cities to facilitate the improvement of the housing and service environments for residents of those areas.
- Reviewing Egypt's wealth of real estate, construction land and agricultural land to ensure using them according to the purpose for which they were allocated, and also re-considering the legitimacy, legality and the value of that allocation so as to benefit the state with fair prices, to maintain the continuity of work by serious investors, to preserve the rights of buyers and clients, and to raise to maximum band the tax rate on speculation transactions pertaining to land, with all its types.
- Establishing a State lands bank, exclusively competent for sale of state property.
Transport and Communications
This program aims to achieve integration between the four means of transport: road, river, sea and air, so as to raise the performance efficiency of this sector domestically and internationally, as follows:
- Establish a Ministry of Maritime and River Transport, along the lines of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, under which operate specialised bodies such as the Suez Canal Authority, the Ports Authority and the River Transportation etc.
- Revitalise the railways and river transport sectors for the transport of goods, in order to address the current distortion in the share of these methods of transport of total goods transported, on the national level, which does not exceed 5%.
- Establish a network of new roads to serve urban developments, alleviate congestion in large cities, encourage residents to move out of the narrow (Nile Delta) valley to invest development resources, create new job opportunities, and enhance national security.
- Construct a new railway line, east of the Nile, that passes through all the governorates of Upper Egypt, from Cairo, with transverse branch lines connecting it to the Red Sea. Also, construct a network of railway lines for the reclamation and reconstruction of the Sinai, so as to enhance national security, serve industrial areas and new mining areas there, serve ports of the Red Sea, and reduce the pressure on the current western line.
Communication and Information
Tourism and Civil Aviation