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The real-estate “Mafia” in Alexandria

Saturday, 16 April 2016

This episode tackles the question of the importance of safeguarding the uniquely-constructed buildings in Alexandria. These buildings are being demolished to build high ones for a lucrative purpose. During the term of Mohammed Ali the Ornato was tasked with the architecture of the building. It added the Cosmopolitan aspect to the region by building castles and erecting buildings. But, in the aftermath of the revolutions, specific parties intentionally violated the law to demolish these buildings and replace them with other constructions. They aimed at absorbing the population’s housing needs. The program’s team investigated in the issue. As it shows, several parties do not seek to destroy these buildings only but also to increase the number of floors by breaching the law. Then, another partner destroys the illegitimate building in exchange for money.

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