In recent months Egyptian authorities have dismantled and relocated dozens of tanneries, moving them to a purpose-built area just outside of Cairo.
The aim of the relocation was to create a museum of the centuries old aqueduct known locally as “Wall of the Arched Canal”.
Most tannery owners agreed to being relocated in Al Robeiky, whilst others were happy to receive government compensation.
It has been said that Al Robeiky will be the perfect home for the near 1000 tanneries, and the move will enable broad modernisation, with new advanced machinery being provided to owners free of charge.
The government has also promised to lay on housing units for workers in their new location.