Orascom Housing Communities, a 35.25% owned company by Orascom Hotels and Development, manages this line of business. Launched in 2007 as the first of its kind in Egypt, Haram City’s award winning model of affordable housing within a sustainable and fully integrated township encourages social responsibility and civil engagement.
Spanning over approximately 2.60 million m2 of land, the project is now home to more than 30,000 residents. As a truly integrated development, Haram City offers comprehensive community facilities including schools, clinics, worship houses, sporting amenities, a cinema, and 89 commercial outlets. Beyond ensuring the town’s self-sustainability through employment opportunities in commercial and industrial sectors, the city hosts various projects designed to stimulate job creation and benefits the overall community as well as underprivileged segments. In order to improve the quality of education of the town students, the Group subsidizes four public schools such as Haram City Language School, making it more affordable for the enrolled students to learn English, German, and Arabic.
The project amenities upon completion are planned to include 11,500 residential units, a clinic, four schools and 89 commercial outlets. In the year 2014, we started the construction of 252 units to deliver during 2016. We also delivered 616 units and started the excavation of 786 new units. We started developing the infrastructure of 120 acres (including roads, hardscape, planting, plumping pipes, water and fire pipes, and medium and low voltage cables) in addition to the construction of several service buildings including (electric substation, police station, Orascom language school, and a church).