The consulate, and nearby homes, were damaged in a terror blast last week in Downtown Cairo
Workers clear rubble at the site of an explosion near the Italian Consulate in downtown, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Egyptian state-owned construction company Arab Contractors will start Saturday preparations for restoring the bomb-struck Italian Consulate in Downtown Cairo.
The consulate was hit last Saturday by a blast caused by a car bomb claimed by the Islamic State group..
One person was killed and 10 others were injured in the attack.
In addition, nearby homes also sustained damage and residents staged a protest in the wake of the explosion demanding authorities restore their homes.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Cairo Governor Galal Saeed visited the Boulaq Abu El-Ela neighbourhood Friday and spoke to residents.
The Cairo governor had said the government would not neglect citizens whose homes were damaged, promising compensation.
Egypt's Arab Contractors is a leading company in Africa and the Middle East, employing 77,000 workers in 29 countries.