The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued a press release today on the World Habitat Day, detailing the state of housing in Egyptian cities.
World Habitat day was approved by the United Nations General Assembly for the first Monday of October annually, aiming to provide access to adequate shelter as a basic human right. The day also serves as a reminder of the world’s responsibility to shape the future.
According to CAPMAS, the total number of implemented residential units was 326,300 units with investments of EGP 106.9bn in 2017/2018, compared to 317,200 units with investments of EGP 91.8bn in 2016/2017, an increase by 2.9% in units, and 16.4% in investments.
For number of units built in 2017/2018, economic housing came in first place with 169,800 units, 52% of the total units, followed by middle-income housing with 118,500 units, 36.3% of the total units, then the above average housing with 31,000 units, 9.5% of the total units, then luxurious housing with 7,000 units, 2.1% of the total units in 2017/2018.
Implemented residential units by the government, public sector, or the public business sector include 105,100 units in 2017/2018, accounting for 32.2% of the total units, compared to 100,500 units in 2016/2017, which shows a 4.5% increase.
Economic housing also ranked first in total sectors, with 89,400 units, 85.1% of the total units, followed by average housing with 15,000 units, 14.3 % of the total units, above average housing with 508 units, 0.5% of the total units, then low cost housing of 142 units, 0.1% in total sectors.
Giza governorate ranked first with 30,600 units, making up 29.1% of constructed units, followed by Cairo governorate with 19,600 units, accounting for 18.7%, and then Beni Suef governorate ranking last with 20 units, accounting for 0. 02% of the total units.
The private sector implemented 221,200 units in 2017/2018, making up 67.8% of the total units, compared to 216,600 units in 2016/2017, an increase by 2.1%.
Average housing came in first place in the private sector, with 103,400 units, 46.8% of average units, followed by economic housing with 80,400 units, 36.3% of average units, then above average housing by 30,400 units, 13.8% of all units, then luxury housing by 7,000 units, 3.1% out of average units.
Menoufia ranked the first in the private sector with 65,600 units, 29.7% followed by Giza governorate with 24,500 units, 11.1% and Fayoum governorate came at the last rank with 426 units, 0.2% out of the total units built by the private sector.
Moreover, CAPMAS noted that the total number of housing units implemented by the One Million Units project, was 82.100 units in 2017/2018, of which the Central Agency for Reconstruction implemented 2,300 units, 2.8%, housing directorates implemented10,100 units, 12.3%, the New Urban Communities Authority implemented 69,700, 84.9%.
The largest number of implemented units was in the governorate of Giza reaching 27,300 units with a rate of 33.3%, and the lowest number was the New Valley Governorate reaching only 48 units, 0.1% out of the total.
The number of implemented units in Dar Misr housing project for average housing was 13,000 units in 2017/2018. The largest number of units implemented in New Damietta city reached 3,500, 27.0%, and the lowest number of units was in El-Sheikh Zayed city, which reached 24 units, 0.2% out of the total units.
The number of implemented units in Sakan Misr housing project for average housing reached 612 units implemented in Toshka city, while the number of under progress units reached 51,500 units.
The largest number of under progress units is in New Cairo, which reached 17,300 units, 33.6%, and the smallest number of units was in West Qena city, which reached 720 units, 1.4% of total units in 2017/2018.