Fighting a housing crisis, Egypt builds towers in desert.

Advice, information and discussion about Egypt in general.

Moderators: DJKeefy, 4u Network

User avatar
Egyptian God
Egyptian God
Posts: 8473
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:09 pm
Has thanked: 286 times
Been thanked: 167 times
United Kingdom

Fighting a housing crisis, Egypt builds towers in desert.

Post by jewel »

They look like they were made by a 3-D printer...
Housing crisis caused by preventable population explosion.
Exponential population growth caused by Islamic pro-natalist mandates. ... rt/384728/

I don't have a nothing can go wrong!


User avatar
Luxor Pharoahs
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:26 am
Has thanked: 53 times
Been thanked: 149 times

Re: Fighting a housing crisis, Egypt builds towers in desert

Post by Luxor Pharoahs »

No housing crisis in Luxor, hundreds of new homes some built on flood plains and soon there will be more, the farmers are digging out canals so the floods will not rise so much, this will mean they can build even more houses on the flood plains, and destroy the natural beauty of Luxor.

I heard a story yesterday where people were having water pressure problems, when they told me the story it suddenly made sense, the owner of the flats originally built a single story place, but since the revolution has built even more stories on top. You can bet the original water supply pipe is small and has not been upgraded in size to cover the amount of new flats he has built on top of the original one. These are the problems that will face Luxor in the future, due to no building regulations and allowing people to build anywhere and how they want. So by upgrading the infrastructure, the difference it will make will virtually be zero. The same applies to the Electric supplies. Trust me I know!!

The problem is most of them are empty, or half built many built to "Keep up with the Jones's" and now cannot afford to complete. there must a thousand or more on the West Bank alone!!

User avatar
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 5933
Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 2:29 pm
Location: LUXOR
Has thanked: 5916 times
Been thanked: 7380 times

Re: Fighting a housing crisis, Egypt builds towers in desert

Post by Dusak »

The military started to build these affordable homes close to Aswan some three years ago. My friends sister has one. They are rented out at 100Le per month, have two bedrooms, but all the rooms are very small. They are not allowed to place satellite dishes on the roof or external walls so place then sticking out of the stairwell windows that are easily removed when the authorities are in the area. Hers is one of four eight floored blocks built high in the mountains and is a difficult area to get in or out of due the the steep gradient of the road, the narrowness allowing only the more powerful tut tukcs to clime. The rule is that there can be no shops in the locality, so this means constant trips into the nearest village that has already put the prices up knowing that there is a non rival pricing structure available within walking distance.

It is hard living there, very hot and suffers from constant power cuts and water shortages. Also very dusty as the mountains force the winds and dust in their direction. She and her husband are desperate to get out, as many have done already, leaving these flats empty.
Life is your's to do with as you wish- do not let other's try to control it for you. Count Dusak- 1345.

User avatar
Egyptian God
Egyptian God
Posts: 7009
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:04 pm
Location: Siddharthanagar
Has thanked: 1599 times
Been thanked: 5422 times

Re: Fighting a housing crisis, Egypt builds towers in desert

Post by Who2 »

I used to live in Mokattam the mountain above Cairo in a block of apartments 3 residents and 20 empty apartments and surround by hundreds of similar developments, Mubarak Mafia seemed to-be the developers the pizza delivery boy had a hell of a time trying to deliver.. :cool:
"The Salvation of Mankind lies in making everything the responsibility of All"

  • Similar Topics
    Last post
  • Egypt's slum crisis persists amid housing abundance
    by DJKeefy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:40 am » in Know Egypt
    1 Replies
    Last post by Teddyboy
    Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:55 am
  • El-Sisi to launch low-income housing project in Egypt
    by DJKeefy » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:29 pm » in Know Egypt
    10 Replies
    Last post by Hafiz
    Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:51 am
  • Crisis in Upper Egypt
    by Helsx » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:44 pm » in Know Egypt
    2 Replies
    Last post by Dusak
    Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:52 pm
  • New Cairo: Egypt plans £30bn purpose-built capital in desert
    by DJKeefy » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:48 pm » in Know Egypt
    3 Replies
    Last post by Dusak
    Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:14 pm
  • Boris - to Tackle 'Crisis in Egypt'.
    by Hafiz » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:33 pm » in News and Sport
    3 Replies
    Last post by Dusak
    Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:09 am