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al-Mogamaa in Cairo

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 7, 2016 at 12:16

Dr Pipes
You might be interested to know that al-Mogamaa in Tahrir square will be vacated as of June 2016: http://egyptianstreets.com/2016/05/02/egypt-to-shut-down-most-hated-building-the-mugamaa-on-june-30/

Would it be sold as a hotel or even worse apartments for the rich? Stay tuned.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

As someone who spent many a frustrating hour in that hell-hole back in the 1970s - when the building was relatively new - I can only cheer the news. However, the final paragraphs of the news story you refer to point to a problem symbolic of the Sisi regime: its incompetence.

Over the years, the Mugamaa has earned many titles by visitors. It has been described as the 'most hated' and 'ugliest' building in Egypt. Visited by up to 100,000 people on a daily basis, it is the long queues, confusion with where to go, and general bureaucracy that many often complain about.

However, while there is a new mobile application that is aimed at streamlining access to a number of services such as the payment of bills and fines, it remains unclear where people will be expected to visit for administrative tasks after the Mugamaa Complex is vacated.

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