Saturday, July 18, 2015

Egypt's Arab Contractors set to restore bombed Italian Consulate

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.