Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said Cairo’s cemeteries of the immortals are set to be an alternative for Salah Salem graves, where parks or roads will be built.
The premier made his remarks on Saturday at a press conference following an inspection tour of the Salah Salem graves.
The prime minister was touring a number of Historic Cairo’s areas, where he was accompanied by Local Development Minister Hesham Amna, Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Minister Assem el Gazar and Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal.
Under President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives on upgrading these areas, it is necessary to relocate the cemeteries to start reshaping and developing the areas, Madbouli said, stressing that no buildings will be built over the areas of the old cemeteries.
He pointed out that Sisi’s directives aim to establish the cemeteries of the immortals to honor the great figures who sacrificed their lives to defend Egypt, the premier said.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said there will be alternatives to deal with the cemeteries that will not be relocated as they were not included in the development plan.
The state will spend on developing and reshaping such graves, added Madbouli at a press conference after inspecting the Salah Salem graves.
Madbouli said the state is paying a greater attention to restoring the splendor of Historic Cairo’s areas in a move meant to preserving Egypt’s heritage.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ordered the establishment of a committee of specialists and experts to lay down different scenarios and alternative solutions to deal with some areas, added the premier.
Madbouli stated efforts will concentrate on overhauling and raising the efficiency of Historic Cairo’s areas to the highest level exactly like the New Administrative Capital.
The “cemeteries of the immortals” is a national project to commemorate some of the most influential Egyptians in history.
The project is aiming to honor some of the most impactful figures in Egyptian history by preserving their remains and spotlighting their stories.