Aga Khan Foundation carrying out several renovation projects in Cairo – Daily News Egypt

Aga Khan Foundation carrying out several renovation projects in Cairo - Daily News EgyptExcerpt: The foundation is currently carrying out several renovation projects in many historical sites around old Fatimid Cairo, like restoring the crumbling city wall built by King Saladin, and has also initiated a private micro-investment project that supports craftsmen and women in old Cairo with technical and financial facilities. The foundation started with the historic district Al-Darb Al-Ahmar in Old Cairo, where it provided funding and rehabilitation for a number of workshops that produce traditional handcrafts like leather cushions, steel lamps and many others.

The latest achievement of the Aga Khan Foundation in Egypt is the establishment of a car park next to Al-Azhar Park. All construction costs, including workers’ salaries, were paid by the foundation.

via Aga Khan Foundation helps preserve Cairo’s past – Daily News Egypt.

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