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Alexandria, with 3.98 million inhabitants on the northern coast of Egypt, is one of the major cities on the Mediterranean Sea and Egypts second largest.

It embraces a coast line of 70 kilometers and is home to 40% of Egypts industrial establishments. Despite extraordinary efforts exerted by the city visionary leaders to develop Alexandria, the city is still challenged by the need for improved living conditions and socioeconomic activities.

30 squatter settlements accommodate approximately 1.36 million inhabitants (30% of the citys population) and only 25% of the city's population is active in the labor market. Despite this there is a distinct lack of long-term economic development vision and strategy.

This photo demonstrates just an everyday apartment block in this bustling metropolis.

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